One of the most beautiful Baroque palaces in Europe is located near St. Petersburg: the Catherine Palace.
It was originally built as a summer palace for Catherine I in 1718. The unpretentious structure was then transformed into a glittering residence during the reign of Elizabeth I: the palace was expanded and gilded both inside and out. It also houses treasures such as the famous Amber Room, which was recognised early on as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
The palace then became the favourite residence of Catherine the Great. She spent nearly every spring and summer there starting in 1763. She had many parts of this magnificent building redesigned – giving spectacular expression to the spirit of her time and her mighty empire
Each writing instrument is individually numbered and comes in a highly polished, deep-black wooden case. It includes a certificate personally signed by the Director of the Amber Workshop, Boris Igdalov, attesting to the authenticity of the Russian gemstones.
The wooden case can also be used as a collector’s case because a second insert has room for an additional six writing instruments.