In Celebration of Faberge

Freewheeling Mind

Carl Faberge, described by the BBC as “the most famous jeweler of all time,” is to be paid tribute to by the State Hermitage Museum in 2014 when it plans to open a Carl Faberge Museum to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Hermitage.

According to the plans, the new museum will occupy three rooms in the East Wing of the General Staff Building. In the largest room, works of art from the House of Faberge and the work of Russian jewelry artists from the 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Khlebnikovs, Ovchinnikov, Kekhli and many others will be on display.

Faberge, who created finely crafted jeweled Easter eggs and other exquisite gifts for generations of Russia’s imperial family right up until the 1917 Revolution, devoted a large part of his life to working in the Hermitage, where he was involved in restoration work, which helped him to…

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