Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge also known as “Karl Gustavovich Faberge”, has been featured in a Google doodle today to celebrate his 166th birth anniversary.
The search engine has turned its homepage emblem into a set of six gold eggs decorated in diamonds, precious metals and gemstones in tribute to the designer.
He was born on May 30th 1846, in Saint Petersburg, Russia to the Baltic German jeweller Gustav Fabergé and his Danish wife Charlotte Jungstedt. Peter was famous for Fabergé eggs made in style of genuine eggs but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials.
Sooner Fabergé company became the largest jewellery business in Russia. After Saint Petersburg headquarters, there were many more branches located in different regions of the world like Moscow, Odessa, Kiev and London. In 1916, House of Fabergé became a joint-stock company with a capital of 3-million rubles.
He died on September 24, 1920 at the age of 74.
A Faberge egg were also featured in the 1983 James Bond movie Octopussy, where it is the object of a bidding war between James Bond and Kamal Khan. Ultimately, Bond replaces the real egg with a dummy egg that contains a recording device.