The Easel

6th April 2021

Better than Cadbury

The first of the Romanoff Imperial Eggs was made in 1885 to celebrate Easter. Over the following decades, fifty were made, all modest in size, of which 43 survive. They are the “absolute summit” of craftsmanship, examples of jewelry as a decorative art “unequaled since the Renaissance”. Given that it’s Easter time, feast your eyes on history’s most beautiful eggs.