Butterfly of Winter — Fabergé’s Mardi Gras Egg

“Carnival is a Butterfly of Winter whose last mad flight of Mardi Gras forever ends his glory.”
~ Perry Young, The Mistick Krewe: Chronicles of Comus and His Kin

Theo Fabergé,  grandson of Carl Fabergé, created this dazzling egg to commemorate Mardi Gras in New Orleans:

Front of egg

Back of Egg

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  1. Dazzling indeed!

    I’m not sure if I ever mentioned a blog I happened across a few weeks ago. I think you would really enjoy it. The blogger’s name is Petra. She was a huge help when I was trying to translate the titles of some German cookbooks I have. Her blog is available in English as well. (scroll down the right side) It’s filled with tidbits of culinary history. I think she may be published also. Here’s the link in English, I hope. Enjoy:)

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