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The History Of Easter Egg Making

Update:25 Jul 2022

The advent of eggshell crafts has broken through the limitations of the traditional form of Easter eggs, and the issue of "eating" can no longer be considered. In modern Europe, a wide variety of eggshell decoration methods emerge in an endless stream, such as egg inlay art, egg enamel art, egg mounting technology, egg makeup wrapping technology, egg batik technology, egg landscape technology, and egg electromechanical application technology. , and later developed the art of egg embroidery. The eggshell crafts processed by the above-mentioned decorative means are collectively referred to as "decorative eggs" by industry insiders. So far, the Easter egg family not only has traditional dyed eggs and egg painting but also derived colorful and different shapes of decorated Easter eggs.

The master of decorative egg art is the first to push the art of egg inlay. In pursuit of luxury, the royal family and nobles in European history competed to use expensive gold and silver jewelry as inlays to process Easter eggs to make eggshell crafts with a more exquisite appearance.

There have been many amazing works of great value, the most famous of which is the famous Russian goldsmith and arts and crafts designer Karl Gustavovich Faberge (1846-1920). ) From 1885 to 1916, more than 50 Royal Easter Eggs were produced for the Tsarist royal family, ten of which are still kept in the Kremlin, most of which have been scattered around the world due to social unrest.

On January 8, 2004, the wealthy Forbes family in the United States announced that they would auction the nine Tsarist Royal Easter eggs in their collection at the Sotheby's auction house in New York, United States. After learning the news, Russian oil giant Vekselberg immediately invested in the recovery of the national treasure. In less than a month, he spent 54 million pounds to buy the nine royal Easter eggs, which became Russia's for a while. national hero. The aesthetic expression of egg inlay art goes far beyond traditional egg dyeing techniques and egg painting art, and it also focuses more on the embodiment of the added value of egg shells than other decorative egg art, creating the myth of egg art.

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