New Faberge collection in St. Petersburg now surpasses the collection of the Kremlin Armoury Museum.
In November 2013 the first private museum revealing works of art created by the famous jeweler Carl Faberge was opened in St. Petersburg in the recently restored Shuvalov Palace.
The collection was passed to the museum by a founder of the cultural and historical foundation (“Link of Times”), a billionaire - Victor Vekselberg. This unique collection was acquired at the Sotheby's auction in 2004. It includes Imperial Easter Eggs, cigarette cases, watches, etc. Each item is superb in its quality and beauty, has its own history and the way it was returned to the homeland.
Totally the new exposition comprises about four thousand outstanding works of art including artifacts created by Carl Faberge and his contemporaries (19-20 c.).
Works by the great Russian masters sold by the Bolsheviks after the revolution (1917) now are available to the general public
due to the rebirth of the late 19th and early 20th century Russian tradition when entrepreneurial merchants became collectors, gallery-owners and patrons of arts.
Look soon for admission, working hours and tour details at our web site.