The founders of the Fabergé jewelry house were a family fleeing from religious persecution in France. They first found refuge in Pärnu, but then moved on to St. Petersburg, where in 1842, Gustav Fabergé (1814-1893) opened a small basement workshop. Today, “Fabergé” pieces are some of the world's most expensive art works, sought after by collectors the globe over.
The Art Museum Riga Bourse is putting on a small, but exclusive, exhibition that depicts an overview of the magnificent jewelry house's history, which will be open through May 20. Read more...
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