The Fabergé Museum is the first of its kind to devote itself to the life’s work of Carl Fabergé. The complete spectrum of his work is represented in this unique collection beginning with the famous imperial Easter eggs for the Tsar’s family through to the exquisite pieces of jewellery and high quality everyday items from the time of the First World War.
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Carl Fabergé (1842–1920) was a Russian goldsmith and jeweller, born in St. Petersburg. He became famous around the world for his artistic and opulent pieces, his work for the family of the Tsar, and his unique enamelling technique.
The collection of Alexander Ivanov in the elegant Sophienstraße in Baden-Baden is the first and only museum in the world dedicated to the work of the famous Russian jeweller to the Tsar, Carl Peter Fabergé. The Museum's unique collection includes over 700 pieces, all currently on display, spanning the entire range of Carl Fabergé's work, from the famous royal Easter eggs made for the family of the Tsar, to exquisite decorations and flamboyant objects for everyday use, made during the First World War. The collection of splendid jewellery includes the world's largest collection of fine cigarette cases and a huge variety of entertaining miniature animals made of silver and quartz, adorned with precious stones, diamonds and gems. At the heart of the exhibition is the 12.5 million Euro Rothschild Egg. There are two more royal Easter eggs on display - the "Constellation Egg" and the "Birch egg" from 1917. Visitors will also be impressed by works from renowned contemporary master goldsmiths, such as Bolin, Boucheron, Cartier, Ovchinnikov, Sazikov, Khlebnikov and Falize. The unique collection also includes a considerable archive of other treasures: photos and personal original documents belonging to or about Carl Fabergé and his master craftsmen.
The museum also takes you on a fascinating journey through the ‘golden age’ of craftsmanship towards the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.