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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2004, 03:16:04 PM »
A good number of Faberge frames some showing the Romanovs, and some minatures, are to be found in the Royal Collection of Her Majesty the Queen. There are also some of the Tsar's cigarette cases, personal belongings, like Alexandra+'s walking stick+, and even a bust of Tsar Alexander III. The best view of the Romanov items in the Royal Collection are in the book
Faberge in the Royal Collection - by Caroline de Guitaut.
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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2004, 04:44:17 PM »
Londo...

See my earlier post re: Hammer's provenances.  The earliest sales (from the 20's and 30's) were quite accurate, it seems.  It is the later sales which are frequently suspect.  The New Orleans Museum has a number of these later pieces which are generally seen as by other makers, or outright forgeries sold in the 1950's and 60's.

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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2004, 01:00:39 PM »
Took a while to find this thread, but I just came across a museum catalogue reference that shows that the "Coronation" or "wings up" porcelain banquet service was originally ordered in 1892 for Alexander III's coronation at 19,000 PIECES and then enlarged for Nicholas II's coronation to 47,000 pieces! and don't forget that pieces were replaced as broken on a regular basis...
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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2004, 10:24:06 PM »
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Alexander III's coronation at 19,000 PIECES and then enlarged for Nicholas II's coronation to 47,000 pieces! and don't forget that pieces were replaced as broken on a regular basis...


the dishwashing for that alone w/could have caused a revolution!
outrageous, alarming, courageous, charming.

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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2004, 10:54:42 PM »
There was a huge scandal some years back, still Soviet years, when the then mayor of Leningrad held a party in one of the palaces for his daughter's wedding. They used  real Imperial china and crystal. As Russian weddings tend to get, a lot was smashed up.
The mayor was named Romanov as well.
The point being that even with all the damage, there was still plenty left to display. As I recall, this was just a few years before the fall of the Soviet system.
That mayor survived and ended up in Moscow with the new regime. May still even be there.

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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2005, 12:22:38 PM »
Hmmm, well, I know in the Kremlin Armory (if that counts as a museum) they have some items that belonged to the IF and Faberge eggs, like the Great Siberian Railway egg. It's a small collection though, I was rather disappointed.

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2005, 12:43:04 PM »
Rhey also have the Imperial Crown Jewels and eventually, will house the [former] Forbes Faberge eggs as well. Then, it will not be so small, I think.
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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2005, 08:28:48 PM »
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It almost goes without saying, but by far the most Important collection of Romanov artifacts in the US is at the Hillwood Museum in Washington DC.  Aside from the two Faberge Eggs, there is furniture, porcelain, paintings and jewelry which were all property of the Imperial family.


Nick,

I go to Washington D.C. every March with my father to visit the museums. What kind of Romanov artifacts does Hillwood have, and how big is the exhibit? Do you know of any other museums in D.C. that have Romanov artifacts?

Thanks!  :D

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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2005, 09:42:42 AM »
Everything you want to know about Hillwood is on their website:
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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2005, 12:46:58 PM »
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Hmmm, well, I know in the Kremlin Armory (if that counts as a museum) they have some items that belonged to the IF and Faberge eggs, like the Great Siberian Railway egg. It's a small collection though, I was rather disappointed.


I must to say that the Moscow Kremlin Armoury Faberge Collection is not so small - there are about 250 items .
including 10 big Imperial Eggs.
When 2 years ago Eggs was exhibited in the special room together with the drawings, photos, postcards and letter of IF, it was very very touched and unusual.
If new Vexelyberg collection (former Forbes one) will be
put in the Kremlin, I think they will make  new exhibition in the way something like that.



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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2005, 04:52:23 PM »
Has anyone heard anything about the fate of Maltida Geddings Gray's collection of Faberge items, including Imperial Eggs that belong to the New Orleans Museum of Art?

I know they frequently are on loan to exhibits of Faberge, so perhaps they were not in the city at the time of the Hurricane.

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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2005, 12:18:20 AM »
HI!

Here is the website for the New Orleans Museum of Art that has the Faberge Collection you asked about. It seems to have fared well during Hurricane Katrina!

http://www.noma.org/

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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2006, 02:50:13 PM »
Could anyone post images of the Faberge Nephrite obilisks of Nicholas  and baby Olga which stood on the Empress's table by her sofa? I can only see them vaguely in the pictures and I searched the Virginia Museum of Art to see if they had pictures but I couldn't find any.

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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2006, 04:26:16 PM »
The Virginia Museum of Art wouldn't have pictures, since they now reside in the Cleveland Museum Art, part of the India Early Minshall collection.

http://www.clemusart.com/explore/artistwork.asp?searchText=faberge&tab=1&recNo=0&woRecNo=10

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Re: Romanov Items in Museums
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2006, 05:26:19 PM »
Thank you for the update and link! I would have had no idea.

There is no text included with any of the Faberge objects. Is it known if Alexandra or any of her family owned any of these other wonderful pieces?

Thanks again!