The first comprehensive Fabergé collection to be organized and presented at Hillwood — Fabergé Rediscovered — is now on view. If you’re a fan of history, tradition and craftsmanship, you won’t want to miss it!
“It’s been 22 years since Hillwood’s Fabergé collection was last examined in a book or exhibition,” explained Kate Markert, Hillwood Executive Director. The discovery of new Fabergé pieces have led to new findings about the eggs in the Hillwood collection as well.
Marjorie Merriweather Post acquired her first Fabergé piece in 1927, and since then collected close to 100 Fabergé objects. But Hillwood’s objects are just a portion of the 5,000 Russian objects in the exhibit, including loans from museums and other private collections.
Highlights of the Hillwood collection alone include two imperial Easter eggs, a bowenite clock designed by Fabergé’s chief silversmith, a notebook with a miniature of the Empress Alexandra, and a music box once belonging to the Yusupov family.
Imagine what other wonders are also on view! Check it out now through January 13th, 2019.
*Images provided courtesy Hillwood Estate Museum