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McFerrin Collection

Was Peter Carl Fabergé the ultimate craftsmen or the ultimate copycat?
June 6, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Every artist seeks inspiration, and this was certainly true for Carl Fabergé. After attending the Fabergé Symposium in January of this year and listening to his great-granddaughter, Tatiana Fabergé, speak, I was initially surprised by what she was showing us. However, once I considered the artist that was Fabergé, her presentation came into clear focus. […]

Making the common uncommonly beautiful: Fabergé takes on the bell-push
April 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This blog comes to us from Fabergé historian and guest curator Timothy Adams. Adams has 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry and was a guest scholar for the “Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars” exhibition at The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, Calif., which also featured pieces from the McFerrin […]

Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision opens Friday — take a gander at some highlights here and hightail it to HMNS!
January 30, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

We can hear that sharp intake of breath from here. Believe us; we relate. The first time we saw the McFerrin Collection — an extension of the exhibit on display here in 2010 — it was hard to find the words. When we were finally able to articulate ourselves, our utterances were monosyllabic: “Wow.” Three-Compartment […]

Educator How-To: Make your own Fabergé — ahem, Faux-bergé — egg, complete with a tiny surprise!
January 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hearing the name “Fabergé” evokes the splendor and extravagance of Imperial Russia. The famous House of Fabergé designed renowned Imperial Easter Eggs for the Romanov family, as well as an array of other practical items for the wealthy patrons of Europe. Visitors to HMNS can glimpse this grandeur beginning Feb. 1 in a special exhibition […]



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