Hermitage Director Presented with Faberge Catalogue
On 24 March 1999, Mr. John A. Traina, Jr. presented Mikhail Piotrovsky,
Director of the State Hermitage Museum, with a catalogue of the Carl Faberge
Collection of Cigarette Cases. Mr. Traina, the author of the catalogue,
is an owner of the world's largest collection of Faberge cigarette cases.
Both Mr. Traina and the Director of the State Hermitage are members
of the Faberge Art Foundation, which has collaborated with the Hermitage
for many years. Several cigarette cases from the Traina collection are
now on display at the exhibition Great Faberge in the Hermitage.