Billionaire's Faberge Egg Collection to Go on Display in St. Petersburg
- RIA Novosti
- Nov. 13 2013 00:00
- Last edited 20:37
Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg's rare collection of works by tsarist jewelry maker the House of Faberge will go on permanent display at a palace in St. Petersburg.
The private Faberge Museum will open at the recently renovated Shuvalovsky Palace on Nov. 19, said The Link of Times, a cultural and historical foundation founded by Vekselberg, the largest individual owner of Faberge eggs.
"Rare paintings and other works of art … are among the exhibits," the foundation said in a statement.
The Link of Times manages the unique collection of about 4,000 artworks from the late 19th and early 20th century, including nine famous imperial Faberge eggs previously owned by the Romanov family.