Newsletter 2008 August

August 2008
 

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Pansy Egg, Lalique Pendant (Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art)
Pansy Egg, Lalique Pendant (Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art)

Pansy Egg, Lalique Pendant
(Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art)

 

Exhibitions and Symposium

Cleveland, Ohio (October 19, 2008 – January 18, 2009)
Research for this exhibition to be shown at the Cleveland Museum of Art has revealed new information. At the 1900 Paris World Exhibition these Fabergé pieces were shown: 1899 Pansy Egg, 1890 Danish Palaces Egg, and the Fabergé clock now housed at Hillwood Museum in Washington (DC). The latter was modeled by Fabergé after the James Cox clock located at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore (MD).

Two pieces to be shown for the first time in America represent competing jewelers of the time – the 1900 Tiffany Magnolia Window and the Lalique serpent pendant, both on loan from the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Hanover, New Hampshire (October 2-4, 2008)
Russian Art and Russian Studies in America, 1917-1945
Symposium at Dartmouth College explores the rich cultural, political and economic dialogue between Soviet Russia and the United States, and addresses ways in which the decorative and visual arts served to stimulate both an interest in Russia and its artistic culture. Speakers with a strong interest in Fabergé research include Anne Odom, Mark Schaffer, Marilyn Pfeiffer Swezey, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Géza von Habsburg, and Kristen Regina, Librarian, Hillwood Museum.

 

Publications

Catalogs will be published for the three exhibitions listed above.

American edition of Faber, Toby. Fabergé’s Eggs: The Extra-Ordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire, October 2008, from Random House (USA). Author will present a lecture at Hillwood Museum on October 23, 2008, and also in Baltimore (MD).

Tillander-Godenhielm, Ulla. Fabergé ja hänen suomalaiset mestarinsa (Fabergé and His Finnish Workmasters), September 2008. Tammi Publishers, PL 410, 00101 Helsinki, Finland. asiakaspalvelu@tammi.fi