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Discussions about Russian History => Imperial Russian Antiques => Topic started by: Nadya_Arapov on March 27, 2008, 05:38:53 PM

Title: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on March 27, 2008, 05:38:53 PM
I didn't see another thread devoted solely to Faberge's beautiful artwork. Most of the threads were focused on the current location and survival of the eggs, exhibits, or regarded forged Fabergé pieces. I felt his work deserved a thread of its own.

Silver Anniversary Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_SilverAnniversaryEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/SilverAnniversaryEgg.jpg)

Rosebud Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_RosebudEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/RosebudEgg.jpg)

Pansy Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_PansyEgg1.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/PansyEgg1.jpg)

Mosaic Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_MosaicEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/MosaicEgg.jpg)

Gatchina Egg - 1
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_GatchinaEgg2.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/GatchinaEgg2.jpg)

Gatchina Egg - 2
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_GatchinaEgg1.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/GatchinaEgg1.jpg)

Imperial Presentation Box
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_IMpPresentationBox2.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/IMpPresentationBox2.jpg)

Icon
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_IconbyFab.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/IconbyFab.jpg)

Frog Table Seal
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_FrogTableSeal.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/FrogTableSeal.jpg)

Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on March 27, 2008, 05:42:15 PM
Yusupov Gold Music Box
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_YusupovGoldMusicBox.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/YusupovGoldMusicBox.jpg)

Spring Flowers Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_SpringFlowersEgg2.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/SpringFlowersEgg2.jpg)

Red Cross Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_RedCrossEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/RedCrossEgg.jpg)

Pigs
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_Pigs.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/Pigs.jpg)

Parasol Handle
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_ParasolHandle.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/ParasolHandle.jpg)

Orange Tree Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_OrangeTreeEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/OrangeTreeEgg.jpg)

Opera Glasses
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_OperaGlasses.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/OperaGlasses.jpg)

Nephrite Hippo
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_NephriteHippo.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/NephriteHippo.jpg)

Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on March 27, 2008, 05:45:25 PM
Lillies-of-the-Valley Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_LiliesoftheValleyEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/LiliesoftheValleyEgg.jpg)

Enamel Photograph Frame
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_EnamelPhotoFrame.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/EnamelPhotoFrame.jpg)

Duchess of Marlborough Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_DchMarlboroughEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/DchMarlboroughEgg.jpg)

Danish Palace Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_DanishPalaceEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/DanishPalaceEgg.jpg)

Colonnade Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_colonnadeEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/colonnadeEgg.jpg)

Caucasus Egg (with pictures of George's house at Abbas Tuman)
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_CaucasusEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/CaucasusEgg.jpg)

Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on March 27, 2008, 05:46:47 PM
Clock
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_Clock.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/Clock.jpg)

Catherine the Great Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_CaththeGreatEgg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/CaththeGreatEgg.jpg)

Cane Handle
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_CaneHandle.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/CaneHandle.jpg)

Bleeding Heart and Mock Orange
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_BleedingHeartMockOrange.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/BleedingHeartMockOrange.jpg)

Agate Mandril
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_AgateMandril.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/AgateMandril.jpg)

Madonna Lily Egg
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_357px-Madonna_Lily_Egg.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/357px-Madonna_Lily_Egg.jpg)

Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Umjetnik on March 28, 2008, 02:05:37 AM
Beautiful

For those who will love to see more i will recommended sites  like :

http://www.faberge-in-berlin.de/presse/index_en.html

and one of my favorite:   http://www.faberge-in-zurich.ch/presse/index_en.html    ,  and  http://www.wartski.com/index.htm  where you can find his work with description. ( when it was created , for who ...)
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 28, 2008, 02:20:31 PM
Cigarette box:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/1170776521078111.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/12011875346933641.jpg

Collar:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/11637783175611921.jpg

Watercolor:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/1170776433750301.jpg

Clock:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/3771.jpg

Animals:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/4061.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/407_11.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/4071.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/12011902765023951.jpg

Jewelry:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/12011875274304551.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/12011875289922941.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/11180624895284131.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/2801.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/colgante1.jpg

Frame photos:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/3781.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/11180624900184711.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/3811.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/12011875121534671.jpg
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Pippilin on March 28, 2008, 03:40:30 PM
This is the best all-inclusive website that I have found for the eggs.  Nearly all of them seem to be here and the photographs are just gorgeous!

http://www.mieks.com/Faberge2/Introduction.htm  :)
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on March 28, 2008, 09:23:07 PM
Thank you, Pippilin. :)

What interesting photos, Alexandre. Thank you so much for posting them.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Constantinople on March 29, 2008, 03:13:21 AM
While staying with my godmother in January i was lucky to see a couple of pieces of Faberge in person.  The craftsmanship was wonderful.  On was a pendant and the other was a bracelet.

As well, in topkapi palace, there is a wonder Kvosh by Faberge which is enormous.  It is probably nephrite but I am not sure.  It has a wonderfully large diamond in it.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Alixz on March 31, 2008, 12:08:58 AM
Thank you Pippilin:  I have been working on a time line for the eggs, and I know that no one will be surprised to find out that every book I have had a different list and a different recipient for some of the eggs.'

Getting as much matching information as possible is very important to me right now.

Thank you again,
Alixz
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 01, 2008, 12:49:47 AM
  I have been working on a time line for the eggs, and I know that no one will be surprised to find out that every book I have had a different list and a different recipient for some of the eggs.'

Isn't that the truth! I was going to post a timeline, but the three books I have disagreed about the dates and the even the names of the eggs in one book.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Alexandre64 on April 19, 2008, 07:19:32 AM
Photo black and white taken at Soviet sales:
The Tsarevitch egg :
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/vlcsnap-168534.png


The Napoleonic egg:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/vlcsnap-168616.png
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Amanda_Misha on April 20, 2008, 07:37:47 PM
The jewel that made Fabergé with coprolite, for GD George Alexandrovich, year 1896.

http://www.wartski.com/Faberge%20kovsh%20toucan.htm

Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on May 19, 2008, 09:44:39 PM
.

foto of Rasputin
.
Ivan S.Brizyn, Fabergé, St.Petersburg

undated
.
originally in the Aleksandr palace
removed in 1945
now in the Pavlovsk collection

.
click on image for larger version
.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/My%20Photos/rasputinfaberge.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/skinheadbrian/My%20Photos/rasputinfaberge.jpg)
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Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on May 20, 2008, 05:33:07 PM
Thank you for posting. You find the most wonderful photos and portraits! It is so unusual (to me at least) to see a photo of Rasputin in an elegant Fabergé frame. His image just seems out of place in that frame.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on May 20, 2008, 08:15:07 PM
Attn. "brnbg aka: liljones 1968" :  Yes, thanks also for the posting of the illustration of the circular Faberge frame.  As you have correctly posted, Britzin did indeed work in St, Petersburg.  Kenneth Snowman in his early volume, "The Art of Carl Faberge," mentions  (Under "Faberge's Competitors (p. 129)," that  "The most notable of these (competitor) firms were Beilin, Bock, Bolin, BRITZIN, (etc.). On the preceeding page,128, he notes that "Belin, Bock and BRITZIN worked at Faberge's before establishing their own firms."   Paul E. Paulson. on page XXIII of his "Guide to Russian Silver Hallmarks" gives "Ivan S. Britsyn - 1869-1912 (and hallmark) - Britsyn (in Cyrillic letters)." He further notes on p.25, that it is a "great possibility" that Britsyn was "directly connected with Faberge at one time or another."  Regardless, Britsyn was evidently a fine craftsman and it's a pleasure to see an example of his work.  Of course, the GREAT mystery to me (at least), is how and most importantly, WHEN, this apparently original candid photo of G. Rasputin ended up in a frame said to be from the Alexander Palace!  Perhaps it originally was Anna Vyroubova's that mysteriously "migrated" to the Palace when things from the area were confiscated after the fall of the dynasty?  Do we know of any documentation (interior photos, memoirs, etc. showing that the IF kept such an item as this?  (Of course, there ARE a very few photos known of G. Rasputin with the Imperial children and I believe the Empress AF is in at least one......but NEVER the Emperor)  Oh, well, who knows... but one can be certain that for a collector, the present value of this frame is greatly enhanced with that photo!  Interesting!   Best regards, AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on May 21, 2008, 08:41:46 PM
This is an addendum to my post (#15) above:  I have since seen that this item has also been posted under the topic, Rasputin/"Rasputin's devotees," and it gave me pause to search my memory as to this specific photo.  I do believe, as I have said, that it is an original photo and now I recall what may be the occasion of the taking of the picture.  I do NOT have a reference volume in front of me, but I distinctly recall that there were a FEW photos made of G. Rasputin, in a similiar outfit, with other men, taken near/on a riverbank perhaps near his hometown area.  I think that this photo is a cropped version (for the frame) of one of those photos.  Under magnification, MY eyes see a river in the near background (behind Rasputin) with a opposite riverbank and occasional trees/shrubry.  If I am in error, I will gladly stand corrected.    AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 01, 2008, 07:35:36 PM
You're welcome and I'm so glad you enjoyed them, Tatiana. ;-) Faberge's creations were not only beautiful, but so very unique. I have always been fascinated by them.

I must confess the picture/icon isn't of me. It's a photo of the actress Loretta Young from the 1930s.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Luc on July 08, 2008, 07:51:17 AM
Did you already try this link ? :

http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/e_home.html

It's great and very extensive !  :)
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Umjetnik on October 20, 2008, 04:34:32 PM

http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/e_home.html


This book is sooooo expensive. I'm gonna try to buy it at the end of this year ( hoping so )

And find new peace on Wartski

http://www.wartski.com/Faberge%20bellpush%20Tiffany.htm
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: rgt9w on October 29, 2008, 04:52:23 PM
For Faberge enthusiasts, Sotheby's is having a sale titled "Imperial and Royal Presents" in November 2008. The sale includes items gifted by Empress Marie Feodorvna and her daughter Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna to members of Empress Marie's family particularly Marie's sister Thyra, Duchess of Cumberland.

I have enclosed the link to browse the catalogue:

http://browse.sothebys.com/?&cat=1&event_id=29137&g=1&i=1&sale_id=L08911


Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Robert_Hall on October 29, 2008, 09:36:50 PM
Yes, thank you, I have ordered the catalogue, however, I doubt I shall be bidding on anything.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: rgt9w on October 30, 2008, 07:21:53 PM
I ordered the catalogue as well. I'm sure the items will go for very high prices.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: LadyTudorRose on January 26, 2009, 09:04:58 AM
I don't know if any of you have ever been to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond but I was there for a fashion show my mom was involved with in November and they had an exhibit on Faberge that included many pieces that had belonged to the IF (at least according to the guard who told us "loud teenagers" we better not touch anything but I know people in museums sometimes don't know what they're talking about and she also said George V and Nicholas II were twin brothers) and picture framed with old photos of NAOTMAA in them. I was able to recognize the people in the photos and some of the stuff was incredibly beautiful.

I don't know if any of you have even seen that, but it was all beautiful. If you're ever there I would recommend it.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on January 26, 2009, 09:19:17 AM
The Faberge holdings of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are well-known.  I have seen them several times.  They have several of the Imperial presentation eggs and seem to be quite willing to share some of them for exhibitions at other museums.    Regards,  AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 26, 2009, 11:29:27 AM
Some pieces from their collection  came to San Francisco a few years back.  Very nice but not all  were "Imperial". They were Faberge, but they soid to anyone who could afford them.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: alixaannencova on February 23, 2009, 09:08:36 PM
Oh, I am breathless after looking through those yummy piccies...thank you!

I have been indulging in what I call Faberge drooling for years now.... its rather like some 'wicked' guilty pleasure indulged in only behind closed doors in private, like devouring a box of chocolates in one sitting all at once, but without the fear of side effects in the case of Faberge drooling! Well, all except to one's time, which could be spent doing something a little more constructive that is!!

I was wondering about books our lovely members here could recommend in order to satisfy my 'habit.' My yearning is not quite so acute as to provoke me into spending 186.94 GBP on a 'fix' though, which is what I would have to part with to get my paws on a copy of Tatiana Faberge's Magnus Opus. Unless I could be sure that it really would keep me satisfied for a 'long' time, then I might consider it....but I need to know that its good stuff...if you get my drift!

 I could try finding a copy here, but I am presently in the depths of the Pacific and Libraries here are rather slack in stocking decent history/art works that don't have local cultural links on the whole!!!!

I do have John Traina's delicious Cigarette cases book and also Christel Ludewig McCanless and Will Lowes' scrumptious 'Faberge Eggs', but I am itching for something  new.

So, which other books are worthing having for drool factor worthiness and equally importantly, depth and breadth of data about pieces produced by Faberge across the spectrum and not just about the eggs?

Any suggestions would be very, very much appreciated!

Ciao for now

Alix



     
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Robert_Hall on February 23, 2009, 11:04:05 PM
Gee, is it that much now? I paid no where near that amount for it. It very well be worth it, as it is lavish and a perfect "drool book"  However, there are so many books on Faberge. I have 17 here  in my own library.  Be that as it may, I would suggest perhaps, the Von Habsburg  volumes, especially  Faberge:Imperial Jeweler [1995] The volume is fairly  wide-ranging in his works. That is, not just the eggs.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: alixaannencova on February 24, 2009, 03:02:25 PM
Thank you Mr Hall for your sage comments...I shall have a look for the von Habsburg books...and maybe start a nest 'egg' for Tatiana Faberge's work!

Does the von Habsburg book go into detail about how much pieces cost to purchase at the time they went on sale in the St Petersburg shop and other branches including London?
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Robert_Hall on February 24, 2009, 03:15:01 PM
Yes, I think the  book I mentioned does have some original invoices.  I will check on that later for you.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Robert_Hall on February 24, 2009, 07:38:16 PM
Yes, it does have a couple of invoices. Remember those are pre-revolution prices Other books have them as well, invoices, that is. The "Imperial Jeweler"   also discusses the costs in the text,  but at almost 500 pages,  I do not have the time to read it again.  Admittedly, a lot of those pages are  beautiful colour pictures.
  BTW, the Faberge shop still exists.  It looks pretty much the same as it did back then, amazing. But  the merchandise is no where near what Faberge offered, of course.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: alixaannencova on February 24, 2009, 09:02:17 PM
It seems extraordinary that the shop is still there!!! I must admit I have a thing about modern Faberge.....it makes me shudder.....I know it probably sounds mean...but I have always thought it cheap, nasty fake tat akin to what one can pick up in the far east, but which is over priced and to me vulgar!

Sorry...I must sound like such a snob....but then again I am!!!!! Just don't tell anyone please!

Anyway....thank you so much for all your assistance I shall get on with adding to my budding collection...seventeen books...you lucky Faberge fiend you, goodness me, you must be able able to indulge in veritably Faberge 'drool' feasts whilst I am still subsisting on mere 'canapes - like' morsels by comparison!!!



 
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Robert_Hall on February 24, 2009, 10:16:32 PM
As I recall, the shop does not sell much, if any, modern Faberge.  It is mainly expensive jewelry for froeign tourists. The place was pretty empty of customers when I visited it.
 As for the books, I have been collecting for many years so I  bought  when they first came out, or at used book stores before the demand became popular. For years, Faberge was considered old fashioned and redundant. Now, of course, we can't touch the real stuff.
 And, I agree, I do not like the new stuff either. Over proiced and not of great value.  The pure artistry is not there either, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: DonaAntonia on April 20, 2009, 08:36:28 PM
A plate celebrating the centenary of the Romanov dynasty:

(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww117/FernandoMario/OFICINADEKARLFABERb.jpg)



Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 24, 2009, 02:09:17 PM
The etched center of the gold and enameled (seemingly) glass plate body bears the coat of arms of the city of Saint Petersburg.    AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: DonaAntonia on April 24, 2009, 03:55:10 PM
The etched center of the gold and enameled (seemingly) glass plate body bears the coat of arms of the city of Saint Petersburg.    AP

Thanks, Aleksandr! It was on display here in Lisbon, in a Hermitage Exhibition at the Ajuda Palace. Such wonders! It sure is marvelous.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 24, 2009, 04:17:03 PM
I am happy to be of assistance, "DonaAntonia" !  May I say that I have visited your beautiful country (including Lisbon) several times and hope to return!  Best regards,  AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: DonaAntonia on April 25, 2009, 10:02:27 PM
I am happy to be of assistance, "DonaAntonia" !  May I say that I have visited your beautiful country (including Lisbon) several times and hope to return!  Best regards,  AP

Thanks again, Aleksandr Pavlovich! I wish I could also say I have visited your country (I assume it is Russia), but still have not done so, unfortunately (I think I should put a crying «smiley» here).
Anyway, if I can be of assistance too, I'll be more than glad to give you some guiding lines when you visit Portugal, just in case you still need them.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 25, 2009, 10:15:47 PM
Thank you, my Lady!   You are very kind!    AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Sarushka on April 25, 2009, 10:26:11 PM
Faberge items from the Alexander Palace:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_PR3.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=PR3.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_PR2.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=PR2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_PR1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=PR1.jpg)
(Palisander room)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_APFaberge2.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=APFaberge2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_AFlamp.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=AFlamp.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_APFaberge5.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=APFaberge5.jpg)
(Alexandra's rooms)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_APFaberge1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=APFaberge1.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_APFaberge6.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=APFaberge6.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_APFaberge7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=APFaberge7.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_APfaberge4.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/?action=view&current=APfaberge4.jpg)
(location not specified)
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: DonaAntonia on April 25, 2009, 10:33:43 PM
They are beautiful, Sarushka!
I was so surprised when I saw some of the Fabergé treasures over here in Portugal! I had not imagined the perfection of his miniature crowns (made for the 1900 Paris Exhibition) and was fascinated that he could also create something as simple as a photo frame and make it look Fabergé all the same.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: tutsi on October 19, 2009, 06:13:25 AM
Love this thread! Thankyou!
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Constantinople on March 14, 2010, 11:29:56 PM
Here is a list of austions at Chrisites that may incldue FAberge in the next few months
http://www.christies.com/departments/russian-works-of-art-and-faberge/index.aspx
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Constantinople on March 28, 2010, 06:57:49 AM
If you are feeling well cashed up, there is a nice sale of Faberge coming up at Sotheby's
http://browse.sothebys.com/?q=faberge%20
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Constantinople on March 29, 2010, 09:04:57 AM
These are the details of an auction that was held in Dec 2009 of FAberge items that had an imperial provenance.

Gold Faberge items lead sale of Russian imperial heirlooms
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Tuesday, 1st December 2009 (3237 views)

A recent sale of heirlooms from Russian imperial history saw several gold items made by Faberge lead the way in terms of price.

The Sotheby's Romanov Heirlooms: The Lost Inheritance of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna auction in London resulted in more than Ł7 million worth of objects being sold - far surpassing the original estimate of between Ł600,000 and Ł900,000.

A 25th Wedding Anniversary Faberge Imperial jewelled four-colour gold cigarette case was the top lot in the auction, selling for Ł612,250 - more than 12 times its estimate - and setting a new auction record for a Faberge cigarette case in the process.

Meanwhile, another record was set when a Tenth Wedding Anniversary pair of Faberge jewelled gold cufflinks sold for Ł103,250, more than 20 times its original estimate and a new auction record for a set of cufflinks.

All of the items in the sale belonged to Maria Pavlovna, Grand Duchess Vladimir, and her late husband, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, who was the son of Emperor Alexander II and brother of Emperor Alexander III.

"Successful buyers in tonight's sale have, without doubt, acquired a piece of Russian imperial history," commented Olga Vaigatcheva and Darin Bloomquist of Sotheby's.

Faberge is best known for the jewelled eggs it made for the Russian imperial family between 1885 and 1916.
 

Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: rgt9w on March 29, 2010, 08:27:29 PM
From Art Daily:

VMFA Appoints Geza von Habsburg as Guest Curator of Faberge Collection

RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has appointed Dr. Geza von Habsburg as guest curator of its Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Russian Imperial Jewels by Peter Carl Fabergé.

Von Habsburg is an internationally known author and authority on Fabergé. He has been curator and organizer for a number of Fabergé exhibitions in the United States and abroad, among them "Fabergé, Jeweler to the Tsars" (1986-87) at Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich, Germany, and "Fabergé in America," which was shown at VMFA and four other U.S. cities (1996-97).

He was chief curator of the exhibition "Fabergé, Imperial Court Jeweler," which was shown in St. Petersburg, Paris and London (1993-94). He has also written or co-written nine books on Fabergé and related topics, among them "Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World," published in 2000.

"We are delighted to have Dr. von Habsburg in this key position at VMFA," says VMFA Director Alex Nyerges. "Our Fabergé collection is one of the most important in the world, and someone of his authority and expertise as guest curator will add greatly to our understanding of the work of this significant artist."

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Pratt collection includes the largest public assemblage of Fabergé imperial Easter eggs outside Russia. The full Pratt collection numbers approximately 150 creations from the Fabergé workshops.

As guest curator at VMFA, von Habsburg will examine and catalog the collection in anticipation of a major exhibition and accompanying publication. The exhibition, "Fabergé Revealed," will be on view at VMFA beginning July 9, 2011, in the new special exhibition galleries of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing, opening in May. The exhibition will be shown only in Richmond.

For the first time, the exhibition will present the entire VMFA collection of Fabergé works and associated items alongside a number of key loans from prominent international collectors.

A publication will catalog the entire VMFA Fabergé collection and will include a series of essays by von Habsburg and other international scholars. Following the closing of "Fabergé Revealed," von Habsburg will oversee the reinstallation of the collection in an enlarged and redesigned permanent gallery.

Von Habsburg is the grandson of King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and the great-great-grandson of Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria. Born in Budapest in 1940, he attended universities in Fribourg and Berne, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; and Florence, Italy. He earned a doctoral degree from the University of Fribourg in 1965. He is curatorial director of the London-based Fabergé Company.

VMFA's Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Russian Imperial Jewels by Peter Carl Fabergé was formed between 1933 and 1946 by Lillian Thomas Pratt of Fredericksburg, Va., the wife of General Motors executive John Lee Pratt. In 1947 she bequeathed several hundred pieces of Russian art, many from the Fabergé workshops, to VMFA.

Fabergé, born the son of a jeweler in St. Petersburg in 1846, was named goldsmith and jeweler to the Russian court in the mid-1880s. In 1885, Czar Alexander III proposed to Fabergé the creation of an elaborate Easter egg to be presented to the czarina. Such special eggs became an Easter tradition throughout Alexander's reign and that of his son and successor, Nicholas II. Fifty imperial eggs are known to have been fashioned before the fall of the house of Romanov in 1917. Five, all from Nicholas' reign, are in the Pratt collection. They are the Revolving Miniatures Egg (1896), the Pelican Egg (1897), the Peter the Great Egg (1903), the Czarevitch Egg (1912) and the Red Cross Egg (1915).

Fabergé fled Russia in 1918, after his firm was closed by the Bolsheviks. He died in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1920.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Douglas on March 29, 2010, 11:00:57 PM
In 1989 I went to San Diego, CA to see 26 of the Faberge eggs.  What really amazed me was the small size of many of them.  Quite a lot of them are the size of an actual hens egg.

 I did wish that the curator had displayed them with more attention to detail, as they were very dusty.

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/big15th.html
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 30, 2010, 06:16:38 AM
Attn.  Reply # 46:  I saw the same exhibition twice, Douglas, travelling to California with a family member on two different occasions especially for that.  Yes, it does amaze people that the eggs can be so small, but you will notice that as they progress through the years, they become increasingly larger and larger.  To me the wonder is the "Rose Trellis Egg." Unexpectedly small!  I was, for a goodly time, less than 10 inches from it, gazing intently, and I STILL had trouble making out the opening lines. However, my favorite of all the Faberge eggs remains the "Catherine the Great Egg."  The richness of presentation is quite unbelievable!  Regards,  AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Douglas on March 31, 2010, 02:07:18 PM

This egg, the Catherine The Great Egg of 1914,  is 4 1/2 inches high.  It truely is a wonder.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/Douglas606/Alice83c6411f78L.jpg)


Attn.  Reply # 46:  I saw the same exhibition twice, Douglas, travelling to California with a family member on two different occasions especially for that.  Yes, it does amaze people that the eggs can be so small, but you will notice that as they progress through the years, they become increasingly larger and larger.  To me the wonder is the "Rose Trellis Egg." Unexpectedly small!  I was, for a goodly time, less than 10 inches from it, gazing intently, and I STILL had trouble making out the opening lines. However, my favorite of all the Faberge eggs remains the "Catherine the Great Egg."  The richness of presentation is quite unbelievable!  Regards,  AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 31, 2010, 03:53:50 PM
Thanks, Douglas!  It is amazing! Even more so in "real life."  However, the small sedan chair that you show is not the original "surprise" that came with this egg.  The Dowager Emprerss Marie F. describes the "surprise" as a miniature figure of Catherine II in a sedan chair, being carried by two "Court Arabs." When the sedan chair was wound, the little assembly mechanically walked along, carrying the Empress Catherine  II.  There DOES exist an almost exact mechanical example of the three figures and chair, but inspection has shown that it is larger and will NOT fit into the cavity of this egg.  Best regards,  AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: ArchitectCS on April 08, 2010, 12:07:37 PM

Here are some Fabergé pieces in the Cleveland Museum.  I took the pictures myself, so I apologize for some of the quality.

Overall shot of one display:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0952.jpg)

Picture frame (sorry, I can't remember who the picture is of, but I'm sure some of the Romanov buffs know).

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0951.jpg)

Two shots of the Kremlin Clock.  I believe this used to be in Nicholas II's bathroom in the Alexander Palace.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0940.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0941.jpg)

Overall of the other display case:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0946.jpg)

Some Romanov portraits:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0947.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0948.jpg)

Some Fabergé puppies

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0950.jpg)

The 1915 Red Cross Egg

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0942.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/architectcs/Catherine%20Palace/Alexander%20Palace%20Forum/IMG_0945.jpg)
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 08, 2010, 12:21:49 PM
Re  Reply #50:  The photo of the couple in the frame is of the Grand Duke (and Grand Duchess )Sergei Alexandrovich as Governor-General of Moscow.  While I could be mistaken about the location (I have seen a number of exhibitions of Faberge over the years!), there is a near duplicate (slight modification to the ornamentation at the top of the frame:  Imperial Crown surmounting the arms showing St. George, the Moscow armorial) in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, USA.     AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Constantinople on April 09, 2010, 09:25:39 AM
I saw an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and was amazed by the level of craftsmanship.  My favourite is the Shtandart egg
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 05, 2011, 04:41:32 PM
   For those who have an interest in interesting pieces of Faberge, please note that a Special Exhibition (of Faberge) will be held at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, 23 July - 3rd October.  Among the pieces will be one with an association of names that most of the posters here on the APTMF will recognize.
   Quoting from the item's description given for the Exhibition (given and shown on the "Glittering Royal Events Message Board's, "Royal Jewels of the World"/Exhibition Microsite Link") :   "Inkwell / before 1896 / Anders Nevalainen / Presented to Princess Elizabeth and Lt. Phillip Mountbatten /  On the occasion of their wedding on 20 November, 1947, the Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) and the Duke of Edinburgh received two presents of works by Faberge including this rock crystal inkwell from Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden.  She had been Tsariana Alexandra's favourite Lady in Waiting.  After her escape from Russia, she eventually came to live in London, in a Grace and Favour apartment at Kensington Palace, serving unoffically as the Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven's Lady in Waiting. The lid of the inkwell is set with a Catherine the Great rouble enamelled in red with gadrooned silver mounts."  
   The Royal Collection's inventory number ifor this item is : RCIN 49631.     AP.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: ashdean on April 06, 2011, 12:44:45 PM
Amongst the exhibits are going to be several more additions bought by the Queen and Prince Charles showing the collection is still growing!
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 06, 2011, 12:48:57 PM
Yes, you are quite correct.  If it is not THE largest ("private") collection of Faberge in the world, it is certainly ONE of the larger.  Regards,  AP.
Title: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Lucien on April 15, 2011, 12:48:48 AM
There's a wonderfull exhibition at present on Fabergé items and eggs at the Salone di Raffaello of the Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museum.

http://mv.vatican.va/2_IT/pages/z-Info/MV_Info_Mostre_06_faberge.html

Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: lilianna on April 15, 2011, 01:07:59 AM
http://www.vesti.ru/only_video.html?vid=331568
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 15, 2011, 07:26:07 AM
    Re Post # 57:   Thank you, "lilianna," for the film clip.  It is VERY interesting (and for me, the FIRST time) to see at 02:24, the "Renaissance (Casket) Egg"  AND  its supposedly long-lost "surprise" ("The Resurrection Egg") united in display as such! This discovery was earlier made by one of the Forbes' sons and since they owned BOTH the items at that time, it was easy to demonstrate his hypothesis.
    I understand that the "Resurrection Egg"  fits EXACTLY within the "Renaissance Egg, with no movement.  While there are no pearls on the "Renaissance Egg" per se, I understand that the surprise was mentioned in records as having pearl decoration, which it does!  
    Since I presently do not know the extent of any potential universal agreement among the Faberge experts around the world, I have not heard of any discussion/decision to "de-classify" the "Resurrection Egg" as a "stand-alone" egg in its own right, thereby diminishing the individual "Imperial Egg" count by one. Regardless, it is a wonderful work of art, and when placed within the translucent casket-egg, I understand that the Risen Figure is almost "mystically" visible!                         Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: londo954 on April 22, 2011, 12:35:26 AM
The triangular frame pictured here looks like one that was on Nicholas's desk in the Old study
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Alixz on April 28, 2011, 11:05:42 AM
The last time I saw many of the eggs in that collection was when they were in the lobby of the Forbes Magazine offices in New York City.

AP - remember my joke about the Orange Tree Egg?

They are now so clean and so much more beautiful than when I saw them.  I am glad that they are being so well taken care of!

I can see how the "Resurrection Egg" could be the surprise inside that casket that it now resides with.  What a beautiful combination that gift would make for Easter which was the most celebrated religious holiday and the most holy in the Orthodox Faith.

Does anyone have a translation of that clip in English?  I recognized some words, but I am hopeless with spoken Russian.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: rgt9w on April 28, 2011, 08:07:56 PM
Here is an updated description of the upcoming exhibition "Faberge Revealed" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. There is to be an exhibition catalog published as well.

http://wotbn.net/vmfa-to-host-argest-collection-of-faberge-in-the-u-s/
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 28, 2011, 10:23:13 PM
Re Reply # 61:  Sounds very good!  I have seen several exhibitions of Faberge's craftsmanship hosted by the VMFA in Richmond, Virginia, USA.  It is to be remembered that they are "home" to 4 of the Imperial Eggs. I have seen them a number of times. I have the impression that if the eggs are available to be "on loan" to other exhibitions, at least one of the 4 remains on display at the VMFA.  Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: rgt9w on July 05, 2011, 07:11:01 PM
Faberge Buddha statues damaged in museum, one formerly in the collection of Aristotle Onassis:


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/priceless-buddha-that-sailed-with-onassis-is-broken-in-museum-case-2306989.html
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on July 05, 2011, 08:27:00 PM
  Re Reply # 63:  What a horror to be dreaded by every collector who displays their collection/s !  I continually examine my cases (with mostly Russian Imperial and other early ceramics), yet things DO happen.  I once had an English dessert dish crack badly, IMO, because of the internal stress caused by the interior lighting of the case and the apparent clash of the room's air-conditioning. There was no vibration or friction from any near item, but although the pieces of the dish did not separate, the crack totally ruined the piece. No other items were affected.
   Over-loading a glass shelf can obviously cause a shelf to collapse upon another.  If memory serves me correctly, the Duchess of Windsor lost more than several examples of English royal 18th century wine glasses in such an instance.
   However, it would seem that in this case, over-loading (beyond the tensile strength of the glass shelf) and improper temperature contrasts were NOT the apparent fault at first glance.  There was probably a hidden flaw within the glass that caused it to shatter, OR alternatively, a support/s of the shelf failed.
   Regardless, the "Buddha" with the articulated hands, head and tounge (the style sometimes referred to as a "nodder") is a very well-known Faberge/Michael Perchin piece. It is shown in A. Kenneth Snowman's, "The Art of Carl Faberge" 2nd Ediition, as #277, facing page 65, and described as "Jadite  'Magot' with gold cuffs, and belt enamelled opalescent white, the latter studded with rubies and rose diamonds. Ruby and rose diamond eyes and a carved ruby tounge.  The head and hands are so balanced that the slightest movement sets them in motion.  Height: 12 inches.  Signed: M. П."
    I can see how the figure described above could suffer damage because of/to the free-floating parts, but for the potentially non-articulated( ? --the article DOES say that the head became "unhinged") second piece to be broken as it is, it must have sustained/absorbed a rather sharp blow, as jadite ranks rather high on the scale of hardness.  Perhaps the head was hinged to act as a sort of container cover.  I am just not familiar with this second piece.     AP.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Luc on July 07, 2011, 03:18:35 AM
With the yearly summer opening of Buckingham Palace, this year the following exhibition will be opened:
Royal Fabergé, from 23 July to 3 October 2011

For more information and some of the pieces exhibited:
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/royalfaberge/MicroSection.asp?themeid=2026

Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Vecchiolarry on July 07, 2011, 09:19:39 AM
Hi Luc,

Thank you for this information.
The Faberge exhibition looks like it will be fabulous.
The pictures are marvellous;  and dare I say that overused word these days - AWESOME!!

Larry
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Robert_Hall on July 07, 2011, 12:11:22 PM
This is the same collection mounted at the Queen's Gallery in 2003 It is truly wonderful.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: koloagirl on July 20, 2011, 04:29:41 PM

Aloha all!

I couldn't be more thrilled - on my return portion from Paris this September - we are spending a day and night in London. 

I have to really pare things down and prioritize, so Buckingham Palace was at the forefront of my "must see" things - I accordingly purchased the "Royal Day Out" tickets and low and behold....not only
is the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding gown, shoes, and earrings on display - but this wonderful Faberge exhibit!!! 
 ;D ;D
Having never seen a piece of Faberge "in person" before and having the extreme good luck to be in London on a day when I can see this.......I am very much "over the moon" indeed!!!!

Can't wait.....it is pretty overwhelming for this royalty buff!
 :) :-*
Malama Pono (take care),
Janet R.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Robert_Hall on July 20, 2011, 04:37:52 PM
The wedding gowns are normally displayed  at Kensington Palace. Do you know if this is the case with Cambridge ?
 The Faberge exhibit [at Queen's Gallery, I presume] is a wonderful experience as well.
 I will not be back to London untilNovember,  but there will still be plenty to see.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: grandduchessella on September 26, 2011, 05:34:25 PM
Here is an updated description of the upcoming exhibition "Faberge Revealed" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. There is to be an exhibition catalog published as well.

http://wotbn.net/vmfa-to-host-argest-collection-of-faberge-in-the-u-s/

I just saw this exhibition and bought the catalogue as well. The exhibit was fabulous (I'll try to get photos up soon) but the catalogue (by Geza von Habsburg) was a disappointment. It was basically the exhibit catalogue of their permanent Faberge pieces--there was no information (or photos), for example, on the 5 loaned Faberge eggs. Since professional photos are always preferred, and there were no postcards of the pieces either, this was a disappointment. I'll have to rely on the photos (with no flash) that I took in the exhibit itself. Still, I was thrilled to get up there--next weekend is the last--and see the pieces they had.

There were also at least 5 mistakes in the exhibit (repeated in the book) on identification. I'm going to gather my photos and e-mail them about it. They were pretty obvious so I'm surprised no one has corrected them (as they were part of the permanent exhibit not the temporary).
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Nicolay on April 23, 2012, 07:00:11 AM
If you admire Faberge, you need also to honor the artists behind the work!

Here are some of them!
http://books.google.de/books?id=XOI4AQAAIAAJ&q=Salkaln&dq=Salkaln&hl=en&ei=GmUwTvXTAcek8QOutaG1AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&redir_esc=y

Grunbergs, Gruenberg-Grünberg
Bio: for Gruenberg/Grunberg from his family privately owned Estate "Gruenberg" later changed his name to
"Grunberg-Salkaln""" """Grünberg-Sahlkaln" Salkaln-Zaļkalns!

Zaļkalns, Teodors Eduardovich

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Zalkalns,+Teodors


______________________________________________________
Maybe all can help, to post the Bios of the other artists!

!




Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on May 30, 2012, 06:04:58 AM
The "Google Home Page Doodle of the Day" (May 30, 2012) honors "Peter Carl Faberge's 166th Birthday" (New Style).   AP
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: Inok Nikolai on June 01, 2012, 09:47:25 AM
The "Google Home Page Doodle of the Day" (May 30, 2012) honors "Peter Carl Faberge's 166th Birthday" (New Style).   AP

For those who may have missed seeing the Google doodle, here is an English translation of a Russian article from RIA-Novosti on the occasion.
http://02varvara.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/google-logo-celebrates-birthday-of-the-russian-jeweller-faberge/

(A link to the original Russian text is at the bottom.)

And an Elkin cartoon too:
http://en.rian.ru/cartoons/20120530/173753583.html
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on October 17, 2012, 04:44:37 PM
Just wanted to mention that I'm going to see an exhibit of about 200 Faberge items at the Detroit Institute of Arts this coming Sunday. I'm so excited! They are going to have the Tsarevitch egg there, one of SIX eggs! The items are on loan from a museum in Virginia. I will be sure to relate my experience on here...I wish photographs were allowed, but they are not. Understandable, of course.
Title: Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
Post by: TimM on April 20, 2018, 05:31:43 PM
A Faberge Egg was featured on an episode of the Rosanne revival.

Jackie mispronounced the name, she called it a FA-BURGE egg!