Around 1900, Carl Faberge made 50 Imperial Eggs in total, plus many others. Ten Imperial Eggs are in Moscow's Armoury Chamber, ten here in the Faberge Museum, eight are lost and the remainder are scattered across the globe. The last one to come on the market was bought by the Emir of Qatar for €30 million. He outbid a very rich Russian philanthropist who is trying to recover all Faberge Eggs outside Russia for this Museum. This beautiful piece is one of two imperial eggs made in the Art Nouveau style.
Pushkin Palace June 5th 2017 Geo: 59.7156, 30.3948After a leisurely start we had an hour tour of the Faberge Museum. Then a 45 min drive to the re-named Pushkin Palace, home of the fabled Amber Room. This Summer Palace was built by Catherine I and vastly extended by her successors. Before the revolution Nicholas and Alexandra tried to shield their haemophiliac son from the public, and actually lived in the Summer Palace ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more