The Faberge Museum Tour
The unique collection of Fabergé museum includes 14 eggs of Fabergé, works of art from the end of 18th until the 20th century (clocks, icons, diplomatic gifts etc).
The most valuable and known item of the collection is the first egg of Fabergé. The Russian emperor Alexander III ordered this egg for his wife in 1885. The first egg of Fabergé consists of precious metals and there is also a hidden chicken with ruby eyes in it. Unfortunately a tiny copy of an imperial crown and a ruby pendant did not remain.
This gift was highly appreciated by the empress. In 1885 the tradition was born. Every year the emperor ordered a new egg of Fabergé for Easter. The last Russian emperor Nicholas II ordered 2 eggs a year for his mother and his wife. There are more than 70 eggs of Fabergé nowadays. In 2004 the eggs were bought by Vekselberg from the family of the American newspaper magnate Malcolm Forbes. The collection became available to the public only in 2014. Our guide will introduce you to the history of Fabergé and will show you the great collection.