Mention Faberge eggs, and immediately a vision of luxurious treasures springs to mind! Lost to the world for many years after the Russian Revolution and the downfall of the Czars, these masterpieces have gradually come to light and are now seen as symbols of a long-gone era of opulence and even self-indulgence. Today, thanks to the persistence of dedicated collectors, more than 40 eggs are on display in museums, galleries, and private collections all over the world. Now they have been assembled in this book. Each photo is accompanied by an authoritative commentary that not only describes the eggs in detail but also provides details of court life in Imperial Russia. An informative introduction sets the stage historically and relates the life of the genius behind the 'House of Faberge'.