March 29, 2018 New York, NY - A La Vieille Russie (ALVR) will present Celebrating Royal Fabergé – The Return from May 1 – 18, 2018, an exhibition of rare and important works of art created by Court Jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846 - 1920). These works have just returned to ALVR from loan to the museum exhibition, Royal Fabergé, at the iconic Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in Norwich, England, which also included 65 loans from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For the first time these extraordinary Fabergé works of art will be shown together in the US, including a piece relating to and formerly in the British Royal collection.
This presentation is the inaugural exhibition for the renowned art and antiques dealer at its new galleries at 745 Fifth Avenue. ALVR has been instrumental in introducing the work of Fabergé to American audiences, in forming major museum collections, and in contributing to the continued popularity of the jeweler’s work. "We are excited to have this opportunity to show off this incredible collection and celebrate our new galleries with this exhibition of unknown and seldom-seen treasures that highlight the genius of Fabergé,” comments Peter Schaffer, Director of A La Vieille Russie.
These works include a gift to ballerina Anna Pavlova presented by Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, a sculpture related to Charles Darwin, a five-color gold double marriage cup, a Japanese-inspired dessert cutlery set, a potato carved from pink-brown agate, and Vara Panina (the gypsy singer), the most famous of the Fabergé figurines, along with many other majestic masterpieces.
This exhibition also celebrates the accomplishments of Wounded Warrior Project, specifically their long-term care initiative and their PTSD services.
About A La Vieille Russie: Founded in Kiev in 1851, A La Vieille Russie is known worldwide for its unrivaled collection of Russian treasures. Specializing in European and American antique jewelry, 18th and 19th-century European gold snuff boxes, and objets de vertu, A La Vieille Russie offers works of only the highest quality, as the result of generations of knowledge and expertise, in an environment of integrity, education, service, and personal attention. Goldsmith and jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé was a client, and ALVR is recognized today as international experts on his works. ALVR is now located at 745 Fifth Avenue after being at 781 Fifth Avenue for over 56 years. This is ALVR’s fourth move since the first storefront opened at Rockefeller Center in 1933.
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