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Exhibition November 20, 2019 − April 30, 2020

Karl Faberge and court jewelers of Russia. The era of the Russian Renaissance

The State Historical Museum has an exhibition"Karl Faberge and the court jewelers of Russia. The era of the Russian Renaissance"dedicated to Russian jewelry art of the second half of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century, known throughout the world for its beauty and grace.

The exposition includes about 300 exhibits of the era of the Russian Renaissance, including objects from regimental museums, which will be shown for the first time. A special role in the heyday of jewelry was played by the court supplier of the Russian Imperial Court and many of the royal courts of Europe, Carl Faberge, whose name became synonymous with jewelry genius. A separate section of the exhibition is dedicated to his work, telling about the master’s contribution to the Russian jewelry business, which has more than a 1000-year history.

Visitors will be able to see the works of outstanding masters such as I. Sazikov, I. Chichelev, P. Ovchinnikov, I. Khlebnikov, the owners of the company Bolins, F. Rückert, the Grachev brothers and many others. It was they who earned world recognition at world and national exhibitions, were awarded the highest awards. The exhibition introduces the history of the revival of national jewelry, the development of the Moscow and St. Petersburg schools of jewelers. The era was characterized by the desire of society to update the artistic language, when leading artists turned to the creation of decorative and applied products, including silver and gold, and began to collaborate with jewelry companies. The synthesis of the arts resulted in unexpected artistic solutions for the precious products of this period.

Based on site materialsState Historical Museum.