Gustav Fabergé, a descendant of a French Huguenot family, fou­nded his jewelry firm in St. Petersburg, capital of Imperial Russia in 1842. His sons Peter Carl and Agathon would later take over the company and specialize in the restoration of precious objects belonging to the Hermitage museum and were later bestowed the title ‘Goldsmith by special appointment to the Imperial Crown’ by Tsar Alexander III in 1885. From this date onwards, the destiny of the Fabergé H...

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