Fabergé, the world-renowned artist jeweller with an enviable legacy of crafting legendary objets d’art, has unveiled an Imperial Class Fabergé Game of Thrones Egg. Produced in collaboration with Warner Bros, the egg commemorates the tenth anniversary of HBO’s award-winning television series Game of Thrones.
This one-of-a-kind work of art was co-designed by Fabergé’s Head Designer Liisa Tallgren and Michele Clapton, the Emmy and BAFTA-winning costume designer from Game of Thrones. It offers a unique opportunity for one individual to acquire a modern-day heirloom. Featuring an intricate and enchanting design, the egg tells the tale of Daenerys Targaryen’s quest to take her place on the Iron Throne.
“From the very beginning, the evolution of this egg objet has been truly poetic. The design references Daenerys Targaryen’s incredible journey and the importance of colour within her costumes, her passion for her dragons, and the way she portrayed messages via her jewellery throughout her journey on the show. References from the textures of the dragons and their iconic eggs were used to inform the surfaces of this egg objet,” says Clapton.
Inextricably linked with the Easter egg ever since Fabergé’s celebrated series of 50 Imperial Easter eggs were created for the Russian Imperial family from 1885 to 1916, when Peter Carl Fabergé ran the company. Ten eggs were produced during the reign of Emperor Alexander III, from 1885 to 1893. The remaining 40 were created during the rule of his son, Nicholas II. Two eggs were produced each year as Easter gifts, one for his mother and the second for his wife. Fabergé continues this legacy through its enchanting jewellery creations and objets d’art.
This year’s legacy design is the Game of Thrones Egg. It was unveiled this month to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Game of Thrones’ debut episode – a major milestone dubbed “The Iron Anniversary”. This year-long global celebration will be a chance for fans to revisit some of the most memorable moments of the world’s biggest television series, and the jewel in the crown will be the Imperial Class Fabergé Game of Thrones Egg.
This one-of-a-kind bespoke creation is reminiscent of Daenerys’ dragon eggs, while also intertwining subtle nods to her stand-out costumes, which celebrate the landscape around her and her evolving story arc. The design choices are informed by Daenerys’ journey from orphaned exile to conquering monarch and her ongoing quest for the Iron Throne.
Continuing Fabergé’s long tradition of combining the expected with the unexpected, this piece holds more tales within. The egg opens to reveal a crown, sat majestically atop a glistening crystal base. This is a miniature version of the crown that would have been presented to Daenerys should she have held the Iron Throne, set with a pear-cut ruby responsibly sourced from Gemfields’ Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique.
“I knew instantly what the secret gift should be, there was never a doubt; it had to be the crown that Daenerys believed throughout her life was her destiny. With the crown, I referenced her dragons, their wings sweeping around protecting the beautiful Gemfields ruby that represents Daenerys, her house colour, and her fierce quest to rule,” revealed Clapton.
Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, Global Sales & Business Development Director at Fabergé, commented: “Fabergé has an unrivalled ability to commemorate significant milestones with its objets d’art, that tell tales of intrigue and mystique. We are delighted to pay tribute to the modern-day legend that is the Game of Thrones series. Rarely has a story captured the imagination of so many people around the world, and this one-off piece is a once-in-a-lifetime collector’s item.”