Mr. Faber is a grandson of the Faber and Faber Publishing Company, which in 1953 published The Art of Carl Fabergé by A. Kenneth Snowman, still a classic in the field. Faber’s other book, Stradivari’s Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection, is also a delightful read based on the author’s extensive research and total enthusiasm for his subject.
Auktionsverket Stockholm March 13-14 2008
The Russian Auction
(Courtesy of Lars Ohlander)
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Spring in London
Treasures from the Royal Collection has been brought together from royal residences across the UK, including dazzling pieces of Fabergé. An e-Gallery online of Fabergé objects from the collection of Queen Elizabeth II is being developed. Currently 170 pieces are in the catalog with more being added as they are shown in exhibitions.
The completely refurbished William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery will display 3,500 jewels from 4000 years. The loan of the late Sallie and Kenneth Snowman Collection will be prominently displayed.
Fall in the United States
Artistic Luxury: Fabergé – Tiffany – Lalique
This venue will be a comparative study of three of the greatest jewelry and luxury goods designers, who exhibited at the 1900 World’s Fair. Some of their most elaborate designs will be reunited for the first time in a gallery recreating the ambience of the Fair. Moves to San Francisco in January 2009.
The Opulent Object: Fabergé from the D. Lee Hodges Family Collection
Picture frames, desk clocks and bell pushes, used to awaken his own children in childhood, are part of the over 100 objects exhibited. His children best describe Dr. Hodges’ enthusiasm – “our father’s passion for the chase is only surpassed by his enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge, as it pertains to the pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg and Moscow workshops of Fabergé.”
Baltimore, Maryland – Walters Art Museum
Nashville, Tennessee – Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Richmond, Virginia – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Washington, District of Columbia – Hillwood Museum and Gardens
AP Images, a digital photo archive library with an estimated 11 million negatives and prints made by the Associated Press dating back over a century. Up to 4,000 images are added daily. For non-profit use through selected local libraries.
Fabergé Eggs with Automatons, and Fabergé Clock Eggs. Brief studies inspired by the recent scholarly debate – Is the “Rothschild Fabergé Egg”, sold five months ago for $18.5 million, a Fabergé egg or a clock in the shape of an egg?
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