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Fabergé and Cartier: An Epic Rivalry

Thursday, November 15, 2012 |6:00 PM

  • For Everyone
  • Fees Apply

Géza von Habsburg
Consulting Fabergé Curator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,

The immense success of Fabergé, with royalty and the newly rich, his art was emulated and forged during his lifetime. Local craftsmen and French jewelers, in particular Cartier, eyed his local market with envy. Come hear the entertaining story of the rivalry between Cartier and Fabergé.


This lecture, reception, and private exhibition viewing is a private ticketed event for DIA auxiliary members. If you are an auxiliary member and would like to purchase tickets, or if you would like to become an auxiliary member, please contact Megan Reddicks at 313-833-1720 or mreddicks@dia.org.


Sponsored by Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
IMAGE CREDIT: House of Fabergé, Mikhail Perkhin, workmaster; Miniature Easter Egg Pendant, undated; chalcedony, gold, diamond. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. PHOTO: Travis Fullerton. ©Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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