FABERGÉ: Jeweller to the Czars at MMFA

 

April 11, 2014 — The absolute must-see exhibition of summer 2014 is without question FABERGÉ: Jeweller to the Czars at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. From June 4 to October 5, some 240 of Fabergé’s luxuriously elegant creations will be on display alongside four of the famous Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs, the ill-fated Russian Imperial family.
 

Hailed as the “re-inventor of Russian jewellery art” by Czar Alexander III, Russian artist-jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) is famous for his opulent and captivating Imperial Easter eggs. Intriguing works of intricate craftsmanship containing hidden jewelled surprises, the eggs are Fabergé’s most celebrated works of art. Furthermore, the series charted the tragic story leading up to the end of the Romanovs.
 

Renowned first and foremost for his lavish orbs, Fabergé also crafted an array of precious decorative objects, including enamelled picture frames, clocks, gold cigarette cases and knobs for walking canes, rock-crystal flowers, caskets and brooches encrusted with rubies, all of which are included in this exclusive exhibition.
 

The Fabergé style is synonymous with elegance of design, mastery of materials and techniques, and perfection of workmanship, the stuff of which legends are made. See it on display at the MMFA this summer!