Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
More than 200 works by Peter Carl Faberge, Russian master jeweler, are on loan from the royal collection, supplemented by objects on loan from other collections. Included are hardstone carvings of animals; flower studies in gold, enamel, and rock crystal; table top accessories ranging from letter openers to miniature picture frames; and Easter eggs exchanged among members of the Russian royal family. Also included is an extensive group of miniature animals from the British royal collection at Sandringham.
In conjunction with Spring 1983 Britain Salutes New York festivities. Guest curator: A. Kenneth Snowman