Fabergé: Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, 1846–1920


The exhibition catalogue


The exhibition, held in 1977 at the Victoria and Albert Museum to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee remains one of the most popular displays ever held by the Museum.

A previously unseen range of works by Fabergé drew crowds that could often not be accommodated. Exhibits from both private and public collections, including that of her Majesty the Queen covered all areas of Fabergé’s considerable repertoire from Imperial Easter Eggs to miniature hard stone animal studies.

Curated by Kenneth Snowman it was the first comprehensive display of Fabergé’s work in a national museum and established the formula for the many exhibitions to follow.


The Queen Mother is shown the exhibition by Wartski Director Kenneth Snowman
H. M The Queen Mother is shown the exhibition by Wartski’s owner and the curator  Kenneth Snowman.



A vitrine within the exhibition


The queue to see the exhibition


Another view of the queue