Russian painted easter eggs. In 1725, when Anna was in St. Petersburg, some eggs would simply have been coloured red, but others, like the ones that Edmund's landlady supplies him with, were decorated beautifully, like these.
I think these are gorgeous but I wouldn't want to use blown out eggs which are so fragile. With so much effort put into creating these, I'd want to make something more lasting, even if I only used papier mache.
This is the first Fabergé Egg art piece created by Carl Faberge in 1885. It was commissioned by Czar Alexander II of Russia. This custom egg made of precious metals, enamel and gemstones was to be an Easter gift for the Czar's wife. The Empress Maria was so taken with the surprise that she appointed Fabergé to the court as a supplier and asked that an Egg be made each year going forward.