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Walters Art Museum
Fabregé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy
Wednesday, March 21
THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED INCLEMENT WEATHER.
This exhibition explores the Russian crafts tradition that culminated in the creativity of the workshop of Carl Fabergé. Over 70 stunning objects will be on display—including Imperial Easter Eggs purchased by the museum’s founder, Henry Walters.
A Fabergé egg is a jeweled egg (possibly numbering as many as 69) created by the House of Fabergé. Virtually all were manufactured under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917. The most famous are those made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers. The House of Fabergé made 50 such “Imperial” Easter eggs, of which 43 have now numbered as extant.
Image Credit: Peter Fabregé; Henrik Emanuel Wigström, workmaster
Rose Trellis Egg (detail), 1907
Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931 44.501
March 21, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm