Monday Lectures

22 March 2021

Fabergé: Beyond Easter. The Business Visionary and his Imperial Patrons

 

Exactly how did a modest jewellery concern with an extremely un-Russian sounding name become an enduring symbol of Romanov luxury?

 

This talk takes us beyond the legendary Easter eggs to consider the House of Fabergé's historical context as well as the design sources, materials and techniques that distinguished the legendary firm from its contemporaries.

 

We look, in particular, at Fabergé objects designed to convey romantic ties, filial devotion, diplomatic esteem, and even the loyalty of a beloved pet.

 

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Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra

and their children c. 1913