Great Faberge in the Hermitage
After the latest renewal of its exposition, the exhibition "Great Faberge
in the Hermitage" is scheduled to open on the 7th of October,1999. It
was organized by the State Hermitage in cooperation with the Faberge Arts
Foundation (Washington,DC-St.Petersburg). This exhibition that includes
more than 100 pieces of art represents the work of the renowned master
in all its variety. It gives as well an opportunity to see some pieces
by the famous artists of the firm such as M. Perkhin, G. Vigstrem, U.
Rappoport, F.Rukert, V. Reimer and the others. New exhibits also include
14 objects made by Faberge's contemporaries, mainly St.Petersburg artists
such as K.Bolin, I. Britsin, P. Ovchinnikov, A. Tillander. The work of
Carl Faberge was undoubtedly of great significance for the development
of the art of jeweler but he was not the only one who gave to St.Petersburg
its image of the major gold and silversmith art center.