The Easter egg story
The egg is a symbol of new life
Giving eggs as gifts at Easter or to celebrate the arrival of spring has been a tradition for hundreds of years.
In the countryside, the bells ring every day of the year to invite the faithful to attend mass. Except at Easter when they are silent from Holy Thursday to Holy Saturday. It is at this time that they leave for Rome to be blessed. All chiming, they are back at Easter and bring back eggs under their cast iron skirts, which they drop randomly in the garden of the good children.
The precious Easter eggs
During the Renaissance, the royal courts of England and France offered magnificent eggs. Hens' eggs were replaced by golden eggs. Decorated with precious metals, gems, enamels and paintings by artists.
King Louis XIV himself distributed eggs painted with gold leaf to his courtiers.
The pleasure of giving, the joy of receiving!
The faience and enamel works of Longwy offer a selection of colourful and joyful, romantic, playful or artistic eggs... in the tradition of the Precious Eggs.