Legendary Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge
For three decades, Carl Faberge remained on the crest of popularity. Among his regular customers were the Bulgarian king, heir to the Austro-Hungarian kings and queens of England, Italy, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as the King of Siam by name Chulalonghorn. The Winter Palace had a special storage room, with ready gifts by Faberge – the royal family traveled a lot and along the way gave away tons of different items of branded company. For example, the Japanese emperor was donated luxury bowl, two candlesticks, a vase of agate, silver set (carafe with 12 Charco on the tray), and a hand mirror matte gold in the style of Louis XV. Chinese emperors – two tiaras, crystal thicket with a chased silver rooster, three silver vases with crystal tabs, two crystal decanter and a stud for a hat with a ruby and diamonds. Every day between 4 and 5 p.m. to the house number 24 on the Big Morskaya street gathered grand dukes – to see what’s new Faberge put up for sale.