Lunchtime Talk: Fabergé in London

Date
28 Apr 2022 · 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Price
Pay what you can (£3, £5 or £10)
Venue
Online via Zoom
Event type
Events
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Join Kieran McCarthy, joint-managing director of Wartski and curator of the sell-out Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution, as he presents a talk about Fabergé’s work and influence in London.

This is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the Anglo-Russian relationship which saw the opening of a London Fabergé branch in 1903.

A French bulldog by Fabergé, carved from petrified wood, enamelled gold collar, diamond eyes, St. Petersburg, circa 1912.
Painted enamel rose with nephrite leaves standing in a rock crystal pot, from Faberge's London stock when the branch closed in 1917
Imperial presentation box by Fabergé, nephrite, coloured gold, diamonds, ivory. Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1904.
Silver cigar cutter, modelled as a carp, made by chief Workmaster Henrik Wigstrom for Fabergé, about 1908, St Petersburg.

Who is the speaker?

Kieran McCarthy is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg and has widely published and lectured on the Imperial Russian Goldsmith’s work. He authored Fabergé in London, the in-depth study of Fabergé’s London branch and its customers, which inspired the exhibition.
 


Images courtesy of Wartski London and the Woolf Family