A private collection of 150 works by Carl Fabergé

May 2012.

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The exhibition included a miniature gold box in the form of a Doge’s hat in yellow enamelled gold simulating satin, and another wittily representing a coal scuttle.  They were shown alongside numerous studies of animals including striding elephants, chimpanzees and pouter pigeons carved from coloured hardstones.  A vessel in the form of an African drum, a scent flacon in the form of a miniature tube of paint and a compact in the form of an enamelled egg display not only Carl Fabergé’s own creativity but the discrimination of the collector, who has spent over thirty-five years assembling this remarkable group of objects. Amongst the most delicate pieces are rare flower studies as well as examples of jewellery, the most iconic being a platinum gem-set latticework brooch that echoes the design of the Mosaic Egg in the Royal Collection.

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The exhibition was held to benefit the Samaritans and all funds raised will go directly to the charity. Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland, available twenty four hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

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