We went on a journey with the guidance of Toby Faber, at our event on 12th August. This led us back to 1885 when Tsar Alexander III gave his wife Maria Feodorovna a Fabergé egg as an Easter present. When Alexander III died his son Tsar Nicolas II carried on with the tradition. Some of the Fabergé eggs showed pictures of historical events and each of them contained a surprise.
While we were admiring the photos of the intricately adorned eggs we learnt a lot about the turbulent years of the imperial family until they met their death in 1918. Juxtaposing events of Russian history with beautiful objects resulted in a fascinating evening.