Peter Carl Fabergé, Imperial Tsesarevich Easter Egg,
1912. Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Bequest of Lillian
Thomas Pratt. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo Katherine
Jeweller to the Czars
from June 14 to October 5, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts for the Montreal, Canada
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The most important Fabergé collection
outside Russia is coming to Montreal – the exclusive
Canadian venue. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries, the Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé (1846-1920)
created precious objects for the Czars Alexander III and Nicholas
II. The name of this firm became synonymous with elegant craftsmanship
in luxury jewellery, and is also associated with the final
days of the Russian imperial family, a tragic story that marked
the start of the twentieth century.
The exhibition features some 240 objects, including four of
the most famous Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs.
Enamelled picture frames, clocks, gold cigarette cases and
knobs for walking canes, rock-crystal flowers, caskets and
brooches encrusted with rubies continue to fascinate us as
they did when they first appeared in the windows of the Fabergé
stores in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and London.
An exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,
Richmond, in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine
Arts for the Montreal presentation.