Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Fabulous Fabergé

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is in Montreal, Quebec. The museum was founded in 1860 and is among the most prominent in Canada.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is proud to announce the presentation, exclusively in Canada, of the largest Fabergé collection outside of Russia from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond.

The exhibition Fabulous Fabergé, Jeweller to the Czars, the first exhibition devoted to Fabergé ever presented in Canada, is running from June 14 to October 5, 2014.

The exhibition comprises 240 objects from this exceptional collection, including four of the forty-three remaining famous Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs.

Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé workshop, Saint Petersburg, Carl Fabergé (workmaster). Scarab Brooch, about 1900. Garnet, gold, diamonds, rubies, enamel, silver.

Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé firm, St. Petersburg, Julius Rappoport (workmaster), Bratina, about 1900. Silver gilt, enamel, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, garnets, blue topaz, pearls.

Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé workshop, Mikhail Perkhin (workmaster). Miniature Easter Egg Pendant, about 1900. Chalcedony, gold, white gold, diamonds.

Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé firm, St. Petersburg, Erik Kollin (workmaster), Terrestrial Globe, before 1899, rock crystal, gold, compass.

Crown Brooch, 1890–1910, silver gilt, sapphires, rubies, diamonds.

Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé workshop, Miniature Easter Egg Pendants, about 1900, gold, enamel, silver, pearls, diamonds, rubies, emerald.

Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé workshop, Fantasy Fish Server or Centrepiece, 1896–1908, silver

Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé firm, Moscow, Rabbit Pitcher, before 1899, silver, gold, garnets

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