“Butterfly” Brooch. 1895-1896. Russia, Faberge’ Firm. The Faberge Museum, Baden-Baden

On December 15, the Museum and Exhibition complex “New Jerusalem” opened the large-scale exhibition “Fabergé Style. Excellence Beyond Time”. The exhibition features more than 400 artworks, many of which have never been shown to the general public before. The project gathers the works of the House of Faberge’ from the collections of Russian and foreign museums: the Faberge Museum in Baden-Baden (Germany), the state Hermitage Museum (Russia, St. Petersburg) and others.

Easter Imperial egg with a stand and a clockwork key in the original case with the Imperial coat of arms. C. Faberge’ firm, H. Wigström workshop. Russia, Petrograd, 1917. Karelian birch, gold 72, sapphire (key of the surprise: gold 72, silver 88, diamonds, enamel, steel). The Faberge’ Museum, Baden-Baden

Among the key exhibits there are Easter Imperial Egg from Karelian birch (1917), the last Easter Egg, made and presented to the Imperial Family by Faberge’; Easter Imperial Egg “Imperial Blue Tsarevich Constellation Egg” (1917), intended as a gift to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna for Easter 1917; brooch “Butterfly” (1896), presented by Emperor Nicholas II to actress M. N. Y ermolova.

One of the halls is recreated as the interior of the office of the chief executive of the Faberge’ firm, where you can see the original writing materials produced by the House of Faberge’ and a phone from the master’s office on Bolshaya Morskaya street in St. Petersburg. A separate room is dedicated to Faberge’s workshops.

Imperial Easter Egg “Tsesarevich Constellation”. Faberge’ firm, H. Wigström workshop. Russia, Petrograd, 1917. Hallmarks: H.W. gold 72, diamonds, rock crystal, glass, nephrite. The Faberge’ Museum, Baden-Baden

In addition to the works of Faberge’ jewelry house, the exhibition presents works of his contemporaries who imitated or tried to compete with the great master — items by Bolin, Sazikov, Ovchinnikov and Khlebnikov.