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Fabergé and Cartier, Rivals at the Russian Imperial Court



Cartier, Kaiserliches Osterei, 1906, Gold, Fluorit, Diamanten • Email, H = 11,6 cm.  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art • Bequest of Laird Shields Goldsborough, 1951. (51.91.1) • Photograph © 1981 The Metropolitan Museum of Art • Photo courtesy of Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Cartier, Kaiserliches Osterei, 1906, Gold, Fluorit, Diamanten
Email, H = 11,6 cm.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bequest of Laird Shields Goldsborough, 1951. (51.91.1)
Photograph © 1981 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photo courtesy of Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Fabergé and Cartier, Rivals at the Russian Imperial Court
GERMANY
MUNICH  •  Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung  •  Ongoing
 
This exhibition contrasts the art of the two great European jewellers as they vied for dominance in St. Petersburg and Paris during the brief period following the turn of the century and World War I. By this time Fabergé had attained the peak of its fame, while Cartier was beginning to expand its business, opening new offices in London, St. Petersburg and New York. Some 800 jewels and objects by the two firms out of a total of over 1000 exhibits are on loan from 60 owners in 15 different countries. They include members of the Danish Royal family, numerous German dynasties, the Art of Cartier Museum, Geneva, Boucheron Joailliers, Paris, and numerous Russian, German and American museums. Loans include 2 Imperial Easter eggs from the Kremlin Armoury Museum, over 100 jewels, paintings, drawings and costumes from the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, numerous objects, statues and furniture from the Pavlovsk Palace Museum, paintings from the Tretiakov Gallery and the Russian Museum and works of art from the Russian Historic, Fersman and National Museums, none of which have previously been shown in Germany.

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