The Peace Egg was created in the workshop of the new workmaster VICTOR MAYER
in continuation of the tradition of the Russian house of FABERGÉ. It was
presented to the Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev in recognition
of his role in initiating the peace dialogue between East and West.
In turn, Mikhail Gorbachev donated this Easter present to the Kremlin Museum
in Moscow as yet another gesture of opening toward the possibilities of
a new order which was unimaginable until then, and in memory of old
affinities in the history of both peoples.
Already one hundred years ago, Peter Carl Fabergé, who received
his spiritual education in Dresden, created these Easter eggs in
commission for the Czar’s family. As symbols of "materia prima",
the source of all life and happiness, these precious objects were
presented by Czars Nicholas II and Alexander III, as well as by
potentates of the other countries, to persons enjoying their love and
affection. Every egg was unique and was specially made for
the recipient or for an event of major importance.
Now the new workmaster has revived the tradition of ceremonial eggs
and is going to further celebrate events of major importance
in this unusual way.