Faberge and court jewelers

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20.11.2019 - 31.10.2020

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From November 20, 2019 to October 30, 2020 the Historical Museum will host the "Faberge and court jewelers" exhibition. The exhibition is dedicated to Russian jewelry art of the second half of the ХIХ — beginning of the XX century, known throughout the world for beauty and grace.

The exhibition has about 300 exhibits of the era of the Russian Renaissance. Including objects from regimental museums that will be shown for the first time. A special role in the jewelry golden age was played by Karl Faberge, the court supplier of the Russian imperial court and of many royal courts in Europe. This name has become synonymous with jewelry genius. A separate section of the exhibition is dedicated to his work. It tells about the master’s contribution to the Russian jewelry business, which has more than a 1000-year history.

The exhibition introduces history of the national jewelry revival, Moscow and St. Petersburg jewelry schools. That era is characterized by the desire to update the artistic language. When leading artists turned to the creation of decorative and applied art products, including silver and gold. They began to collaborate with jewelry companies. The synthesis of the arts resulted in unexpected artistic solutions for the precious products of this period.

The exposition presents works of prominent artists. Such as I. Sazikov, I. Chichelev, P. Ovchinnikov, I. Khlebnikov, the owners of the company Bolins, F. Rückert, the Grachev brothers and many others. They earned world recognition at world and national exhibitions, were high honored.

Visitors can see objects made in different styles: items from royal palaces, memorabilia, precious haberdashery, silver sculpture. Section of the exhibition is dedicated to the Russian-historical style or the "style of national romance", which gained great popularity at the turn of the century due to the predominance of folk motifs. Separate sections are also devoted to church subjects, which occupy a special place in the arts and crafts. And to some exhibits of regimental museums that haven’t been exposed yet.