The State Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage established itself as a museum in the mid XVIII century, and it was a private collection of Catherine II. Some interesting figures – the Hermitage began with 225 (317 according to some reports) paintings, and today in the halls and storerooms of the museum there are 2,531,950 works of art!
Special features of cufflinks “Hermitage”
Men’s cufflinks “Hermitage” – imperial majesty and splendour.
The artisans of the Lobortas Classic Jewelry House, by creating this small jewelry masterpiece, were inspired by a contour and decor elements of the main Russian imperial palace, containing in its walls the main exposition of the State Hermitage Museum. On the bearing background of the Winter Palace there is a logo of the State Hermitage Museum. Imperial palace herbs were created using a hot enamel jewelry technique, by pre-coating the cufflinks with handcrafted fine engraving. This ancient technique allows you to achieve a unique effect – with every turn the cufflinks play as if by light and color. On such a sophisticated background the light golden ink stroke of an initial letter “Э” looks spatially and elegantly.
And luxuriant decoration of the cufflinks is similar to the caps. Imperial crown crowns a masterpiece of “Lobortas” Jewelry House. Owing to the ingenuity of jewelers, you can literally feel the colouring of ancient facades, unforgettable grandeur and magnificence of the unique museum complex.
Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, the owner of the cufflinks, whose name is inseparable with the Hermitage, as his enormous personal contribution to preservation of Russian cultural and spiritual legacy, professionalism combined with selflessness let him be the head of one of the largest artistic collections of the country and the world for more than 20 years.
Men’s cufflinks “Hermitage” – the jeweled ode to the State Hermitage Museum!
250th anniversary of Hermitage
In December 2014 the exhibition “Rooms to the Memory of Fabergé” and awarding ceremony of patrons and sponsors of the Hermitage was hosted in the new rooms of the State Hermitage Museum. More in the “event”…
Words of welcome by Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, started the triumph of celebration. In his words he thanked I.Y. Lobortas, Head of the Classic Jewelry House “Lobortas”, and accepted from his hand the unique brooch with diamonds, created from the only jewelry sketch of great Russian artist Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel.