A one-of-its-kind Faberge Egg Objet to reside permanently at sea

Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Fabergé are collaborating on a bespoke design for a hand-crafted Egg Objet that capture the essence of the powerful natural elements of the sea.

November 8, 2022: Regent Seven Seas Cruises, one of the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, and Fabergé, the globally revered jewellery maison, have announced a very special collaboration to create a rare, first-of-its-kind treasure for the line’s latest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, which sets sail in November 2023. Titled ‘Journey in Jewels’, it will be the pièce de résistance of a multi-million dollar curated art collection which will debut on Seven Seas Grandeur. Regent is known for providing guests with access to exceptional artwork by the likes of Picasso, Miró and Chagall on display across the fleet.

Faberge X Regent Seven Seas Egg Objet

“For Fabergé to have been selected to create the jewel in the crown of Seven Seas Grandeur’s prestigious art collection, which will permanently live at sea, is a very exciting milestone and a first in Fabergé’s 180 year history,” said Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, Fabergé Creative Director. “It’s a great privilege to be able to creatively pay homage to what makes being out at sea such a special experience.”

Together, the brands have unveiled a bespoke design for a hand-crafted Fabergé x Regent Seven Seas Cruises Egg Objet to anchor the ship’s new art collection, becoming the first Fabergé Egg Objet to reside permanently at sea. ‘Journey in Jewels’ is not available for sale and the prized art piece will only be on display to guests aboard the highly anticipated Seven Seas Grandeur.

“With each new ship we want the journey itself to provide opportunities for discovery and enrichment as much as the destinations along the way,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Likewise, each Fabergé objet has a different story to tell, and we knew that our very own Fabergé x Regent Egg could become the type of awe-inspiring piece that would captivate and inspire our guests throughout their voyage with us. It’s the perfect art piece to place on board our newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur.”

Conjuring up visions of epic voyages on the water, the egg’s three-tiered base is a gentle cascading waterfall of ocean greens and subtle turquoise, while its outer shell’s soothing deep blue waves become lighter before breaking into a sea spray of pearls. This is the very first time that Fabergé has applied this intricate enamelling technique to an egg, marking this a milestone moment for the brand. The outer egg ‘shell’ is composed of seven blades, representing the seven seas, which will unfurl to reveal a surprise hidden inside, details of which are being kept guarded until Seven Seas Grandeur is christened in 2023.

‘Journey in Jewels’ will stand at approximately 18cm tall, with a three-tiered base which hides the movement of the egg’s opening mechanism - the first time that Fabergé has hidden the movement in this way.

In celebration of the ‘Journey in Jewels’ Egg Objet, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Fabergé have created two new Spotlight Voyages. These very special sailings will immerse guests into the world of Fabergé with unique and intimate tours, as well as spell-binding lectures. The first exclusive sailing will be hosted by Fabergé’s Curatorial Director Dr. Géza von Habsburg on board Seven Seas Splendor in June 2023, sailing from Southampton, England to Stockholm, Sweden. Guests will explore Fabergé’s connection to Great Britain and British royalty, before extending to Scandinavia to discover the origins of Fabergé’s craftspeople and the Fabergé collections in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Sarah Fabergé, great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé and founding member of the Fabergé Heritage Council, will also host a sailing on board Seven Seas Grandeur in 2024.

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