The precious eggs of the Swiss Maison Tatiana Fabergé: the jewelry of Russian tradition lives on with made in Italy.
The heritages are always difficult. Sometimes, though, even a journey fraught with obstacles goes towards a solution can reserve good surprises. This is the case of Fabergé. Difficult to summarize the whole story in a few lines. La Maison was founded in 1842 by the German Gustav Fabergé, and made celebrity by his son Peter Carl in Russia, author of the famous eggs, jewelery masterpieces created for the tsars. Seven years after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, the jewelery company was reconstituted by the sons of Peter Carl Faberge, in Paris under the name of Fabergé et Cie. And in 1937 another company, Faberge Inc., was formed in the United States but as a producer of cosmetics and perfumes. In short, a complicated story. It is not over: in 2012 the Faberge Jewelry has been part of Gemfields group, while by 1989 the Faberge cosmetics is part of the Unilever group.
But there is another brand which continues the work of the founders: the Swiss Maison, which, however, carries out its work in Italy, in the Tari center of Marcianise, Tatiana Fabergé, Tatiana initiative and Sarah Fabergé, great-great-grandchildren of company founder Gustav Faberge.
Tatiana Fabergé, last descendant of Peter Carl, in agreement with the Russian government is now owner of the Imperial brand. Today the Maison Tatiana Faberge is the only company that can use the same casts, original drawings, the ovens for the glazes used by the great Russian jeweler.
The result is a collection as Empress Maria, dedicated to Maria Feodorovna, born Princess of Denmark, Maria Dagmar, then empress, wife of Alexander III. And it was this czar to buy in 1885 the first in a long series of easter egg gift for his wife by the young Carl Fabergé. But the collections by Tatiana Fabergé have all references to art history or Russian, like the one dedicated Natalia Rostova or Anna Karenina, the main characters of Leo Tolstoy’s novels. Margherita Donato