FabergÈ hatches in Houston
Take some time to celebrate master jeweler Peter Carl Faberg’eacute;’s exquisite royal designs for diamond-encrusted necklaces, crowns and even cigarette lighters.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science exhibition Faberg’eacute;: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars opened Nov. 13 and will close April 4, 2010. It is sure to dazzle visitors with Faberg’eacute;’s luxurious Imperial Easter Eggs and his gifts for other royal families.
‘The emphasis here is on the objects of luxury that he created-common, everyday objects that he developed with a sense of turning the everyday into the extraordinary,’ HMNS president Joel Bartsch said. ‘For example, visitors will see numerous utilitarian items, such as cigarette lighters and cases, numerous hat pins, which have been transformed into objects of luxury by Faberg’eacute; and his firm.’
This HMNS exhibition will also publicly present the entire private McFerrin Collection of Faberg’eacute;’s masterpieces for the first time. Visitors can look forward to learning about the history and politics behind Faberg’eacute;’s work, as well as the accomplishments of the master jeweler.