The Faberge Museum is one of the newest museums in St Petersburg. Russian billionaire Victor Vekselberg established museum at the very end of 2013 in the Shuvalov’s Palace in St Petersburg. The Faberge Museum has the largest and the most famous collection of the Faberge eggs — 14 Easter Eggs (9 of them are Imperial eggs).
Besides the eggs the museum displays other masterpieces produced by Carl Faberge and his company (about 200), and also jewellery, porcelain and even paintings by his most famous contemporaries. The popularity of the Faberge Company, Carl Faberge himself and the so called Faberge eggs is really enormous. Nowadays the Faberge eggs are not just pieces of jewellery — famous and extremely expensive; it’s much more than that. Faberge eggs became a real symbol — a symbol of the Tsar’s Russia, that very Russia which collapsed in 1917.
All together only 71 Faberge eggs were produced, 54 of them were made for the Tsar’s Family and due to that they are called Imperial eggs. The Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II commissioned one or two eggs per year as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers. Only 62 eggs (among them 46 Imperial eggs) have survived up to our days. The others disappeared in the mIddle of the Russian revolution. The Kremlin Armory (Moscow) used to have 24 eggs, 14 of them were sold during Stalin’s time, so at present only 10 are on display. All the 10 are Imperial eggs.
Duration: 2 hours.
Price: 60 USD.
N.B. The tour of the museum should be booked in advance. The entrance fee is not included.
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