Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fabulous Faberge For You

Admiring fabulous works of art is such fun!  For the time you spend with each object, you can imagine touching it wearing it, or having it adorn your home.  The experience can transport you in a way that little else may.

Seeing Faberge Revealed at the Peabody Essex Museum is one of those kinds of experiences.

I had the opportunity to see it not once but two times already, and I can assure you I will return for yet another visit, because there is so much detail to see there that you really cannot absorb it all at once.

The first visit I made was as part of the "press preview" which was terrific because we had Curator Dean Lahikainen there to explain a good deal to us.  For this post I will include the images that PEM has provided to the members of the press.  They are very high quality, and hopefully will whet your appetite to come and see the exhibit in person.

Since they allow photos to be taken by visitors to this exhibit, I will post some of the photos that I took while seeing the exhibit in my next post about this wonderful show.

Imperial Pelican Easter Egg, 1897.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Katherine Wetzel.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg, 1903.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Katherine Wetzel.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg with Portraits, 1915.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Katherine Wetzel.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.


Star Frame, before 1899.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Katherine Wetzel.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.


Parasol Handle, 1899-1908.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Travis Fullerton.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Imperial Presentation Box, 1899-1908.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Katherine Wetzel.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Statuette of a Sailor, about 1913.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Travis Fullerton.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Imperian Column Portrait Frame, 1908.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Katherine Wetzel.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Imperial Tsaesarevich Easter Egg, 1912.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Katherine Wetzel.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Imperial Tsaesarevich Easter Egg, (detail) 1912.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Katherine Wetzel.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Miniature Easter Egg Pendant.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Travis Fullerton.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

Miniature Easter Egg Pendant.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt.  Photo by Travis Fullerton.  @ Virginia Museum of Art.

I hope to see you here, or there!

Juli


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