Thursday, December 27, 2012

Finery of Faberge

Empress Josephine Tiara

No, that is not what I got for Christmas. ;-)

A while back, I visited the Bowers Museum and checked out their exhibit, Faberge: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars. It was an impressive display of works, not just eggs. The detail of these pieces was awesome, examples of the most amazing craftsmanship. I could have spent the entire day admiring but a handful of the luxurious delights on exhibit.

Sadly, the show is wrapping in a little over a week, on January 6, 2013. So, I figure that I'll share a few photos with you all.

Faberge Eggs

Yeah, it isn't a Faberge show without some eggs.

But there was so much more, from cigarette cases to carved figurines. The spirit of opulence and extravagance that characterized the Tsar's court was brilliantly conveyed.

And here are a few more photos:

Tsar Nicholas II Presentation Box

Nobel Ice Egg & "Surprise" Watch Pendant

Fire Screen Picture Frame featuring a photograph of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

So, if you can, give this show a viewing.


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