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The World's Most Beautiful Eggs: The Genius of Carl Faberge

  • 5 10
  • 2013
  • Nonemin
The World's Most Beautiful Eggs: The Genius of Carl Faberge

Stephen Smith explores the extraordinary life and work of the virtuoso jeweller Carl Faberge. He talks to HRH Prince Michael of Kent about Faberge items in the Royal Collection and to Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who spent $100 million acquiring nine exquisite Faberge eggs. The bejewelled trinkets Faberge made for the last tsars of Russia in the twilight of their rule have become some of the most sought-after treasures in the world, sometimes worth millions. Smith follows in Faberge's footsteps, from the legendary Green Vaults in Dresden to the palaces of the tsars and the corridors of the Kremlin museum, as he discovers how this fin de siecle genius transformed his father's modest business into the world's most famous supplier of luxury items.

The World's Most Beautiful Eggs: The Genius of Carl Faberge
Spike Geilinger
Spike Geilinger Producer, Director
Franny Moyle
Franny Moyle Executive Producer
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith Presenter

Production Companies

BBC Four