Faberge: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars
Photos courtesy of the Bowers Museum
LMU Women's Leadership Council cordially invites our members and friends to
"Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars"
Private exhibition tour, lunch and documentary presentation at the Bowers Museum
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
||Arrivals and Check-In|
||Private tour of "Fabergé"|
||Lunch at Tangata|
||Screening of documentary "Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars" (2009) |
2002 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
About the Exhibit
Discover the spectacular designs of Peter Carl Fabergé, master goldsmith and legendary jeweler still celebrated for his inventive designs and meticulous craftsmanship, through this special exhibition, "Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars" at the Bowers Museum.
Perhaps best known for Imperial Easter Eggs created for the Russian Royal family, the House of Fabergé also fashioned jewelry and luxurious gifts for many ruling families of Europe, as well as other wealthy patrons. Marvel at exquisite objects produced by the Fabergé workshop at its peak, including personal gifts to the Tsar and Tsarina, an extravagant tiara, the magnificent “Fire Screen” picture frame, and the famed “Nobel Ice Egg,” one of the few “Imperial-styled” eggs in private hands. From elegantly simple to breathtakingly ornate, the jewelry, clocks, picture frames, boxes and eggs in this collection have been thoughtfully selected to exemplify extraordinary materials and workmanship.
In recent years, the McFerrin Collection has become one of the world’s most important private collections of Fabergé. While many of the pieces in this collection have been featured individually in other exhibitions and publications over the past 60 years, this event marks the first time that the McFerrin Collection has been presented for public display.
This event is free for WLC members. $25 for guests/non-members.
Space is limited. Registration is open as space is available until Monday, Aug. 20.