West Long Branch, NJ - Ira Jacobson, former owner of the Brielle Gallery, will be donating a Faberge egg to the Monmouth University Library Association on Thursday, May 6 at 11 a.m. following the Association’s regular monthly meeting at the Monmouth University Library.  The egg will be displayed in a case on the second floor of the Library.


The White House 200th Anniversary Faberge Egg was a limited edition piece created by Ira Jacobson of Brielle Galleries.    The egg was design by Theo Faberge and handmade by artisan Stephen Weston of Bronn America.   Jacobson donated a portion of its sale to fund an nationwide educational program titled “The White House 200th Anniversary: Celebrating Freedom and Democracy.”

It was created by Brielle Galleries in 2000 for the 200th anniversary of the White House.  It is the only Faberge egg ever made in the United States under the direction of the last living relative of the Faberge family, Theo Faberge.  It has been in the possession of Ira Jacobson.

“The Monmouth University Library Association is honored to accept this gift and we are pleased to display it in the Monmouth University Library where its beauty and historical significance can be enjoyed by students, faculty and library visitors for many years to come,” said Cathy Bertole, president of the Monmouth University Library Association.