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Exhibition November 25, 2020 − March 14

Faberge - jeweler of the Imperial Court

The State Hermitage is holding an exhibition "Faberge - Jeweler of the Imperial Court".

Visitors will be able to see the works of the famous jeweler, an outstanding master of jewelry - Carl Faberge (1846-1920), created over a hundred years ago, incl. unique exhibits from the collections of the State Hermitage, the Faberge Museum in Baden-Baden (Germany), the Peterhof State Museum-Reserve, the Pavlovsk State Museum Reserve, the Russian National Museum (Moscow), the Museum of Christian Culture (St. Petersburg). The atmosphere of the late 19th - early 20th centuries is recreated by the picturesque portraits of the august persons, costumes and dresses, personal belongings of members of the imperial family.

Paying tribute to the great master, the Hermitage displays in all its diversity works that never cease to amaze, amaze with their imagination and skill. The works created by the last court jeweler of imperial Russia, whose activities are inextricably linked with the Winter Palace and the Imperial Hermitage, tell about the exquisite taste of their former owners and their love of beauty.

The exposition includes gifts and personal belongings of royal persons made by the famous company, household items and interior items that were once located in living quarters in the imperial residences, items intended for diplomatic gifts. Here you can see: the diadems of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the tiara of Maria Feodorovna, the bracelets of the empresses, the brooch, which is among the gifts of the Empress Maria Feodorovna, taken by her in 1908 on a trip to England, the ring presented to Nicholas II by his children in 1913 - 300- anniversary of the House of Romanov, a dish presented by the St. Petersburg nobility to Nicholas II on the occasion of his coronation, a mantel clock - "XXV wedding anniversary of Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna" - presented on October 28 (November 9) 1891 by members of the imperial family to Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna on the occasion of 25 anniversary of their wedding, and other items.

Prepared based on materials from the official website of the museum The State Hermitage Museum.