Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars
Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, January 06, 2013
The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, California is presenting Fabergé: Imperial Jewelers to the Tsars.
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Discover the spectacular designs of Peter Carl Fabergé. the master goldsmith and legendary jeweler still celebrated for his inventive designs and meticulous craftsmanship, through a special exhibition, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars.
The House of Fabergé has a reputation for turning the everyday into the extraordinary. Perhaps best known for Imperial Easter Eggs created for the Russian Royal family, the House of Fabergé also fashioned jewelry and luxurious gifts for many ruling families of Europe, as well as other wealthy patrons. Marvel at exquisite objects produced by the Fabergé workshop at its peak, including personal gifts to the Tsar and Tsarina, an extravagant tiara, the magnificent “Fire Screen” picture frame, and the famed “Nobel Ice Egg,” one of the few “Imperial-styled” eggs in private hands. From elegantly simple to breathtakingly ornate, the jewelry, clocks, picture frames, boxes and eggs in this collection have been thoughtfully selected to exemplify extraordinary materials and workmanship.
In recent years, the McFerrin Collection has become one of the world’s most important private collections of Fabergé. While many of the pieces in this collection have been featured individually in other exhibitions and publications over the past 60 years, this is a rare opportunity to see this magnificent collection.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXHIBITION INCLUDE
EMPRESS JOSEPHINE TIARA
THE NOBEL ICE EGG
FIRE SCREEN PICTURE FRAME
NICHOLAS II PRESENTATION BOX
THE WEDDING CLOCK
23 June, 2012