Only 50 imperial eggs were ever made, right here in St Petersburg, by jeweler to the tsars Carl Fabergé. Each was given as a lavish Easter gift by the last two tsars to their wives and mothers. Like every imperial egg, those in place here – whether gold or agate, enameled or jeweled – are exquisite. Beyond the imperial eggs, there are snuff boxes, figurines and fabulous objets d’art from the House of Fabergé and other noted Russian jewelers, plus a gallery of classical Russian paintings and a roomful of religious icons.
But lovely as the house and its exhibitions are, the imperial eggs – Fabergé’s finest works – remain the star attraction. With their extravagance, delicate beauty and tragic, regal history, both they and Carl Fabergé’s genius are truly legendary.
You will be escorted by your guide through the whole collection inside Shuvalov Palace with comments and stories. The palace is a masterpiece in itself; all parquet floors and richly upholstered walls that reflect the sheer opulence of Russia’s imperial age.
Duration: 1 hour. We will meet you inside the museum at any time you wish to start this tour
|2nd January to 29th December|
|Tour duration - 1 hour||4 options|
|Monday - Sunday||10.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30|
|Starting time may be customised|