This magnificent publication is dedicated both to the life of jewellery genius Carl Faberge and the world-famous collection, including nine Imperial Easter eggs, of his work originally amassed by the American industrialist Malcolm Forbes and now acquired and returned to Russia by the Link of Times Cultural Historical Foundation. The Introduction provides an illustrated history of the House of Faberge and the historical background against which the company developed, including its relationships with the Imperial Family and the designers who joined the Faberge brothers in their thriving business. Each of the treasures of the collection is then described, together with stunning photographs of each item as a whole and in detail. All the descriptive texts and provenances are written by Gerard Hill, director of Sotheby's Russian department. The items featured include The Hen Egg, The Renaissance Egg, The Resurrection Egg, The Rosebud Egg, The Heart Surprise Frame, The Coronation Egg, The Lilies of the Valley Egg, The Cockerel Egg, The Bay Tree Egg, The Fifteenth Anniversary Egg, The Order of St George Egg, The Spring Flowers Egg, The Kelch Hen Egg, The Kelch Chanticleer Egg, The Duchess of Marlborough Egg and the Scandinavia Egg. Truly an incomparable collection of artistic beauty presented in a book of the highest quality.