A La Vieille Russie’s Inaugural Exhibition: Celebrating Royal Fabergé—The Return


Renowned art and antiques dealer A La Vieille Russie’s new location at 745 Fifth Avenue will present its inaugural exhibition May 1 through 18. The exhibit will feature 30 of Court Jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé’s works.

Fabergé’s works are returning to A La Vieille Russie after being loaned to the Royal Fabergé exhibition at Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in England. This is the first time these Fabergé works will be shown together in the United States.

Director of A La Vieille Russie Peter Schaffer said, “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.”

The exhibit’s works include pieces relating to and formerly in the English Royal collection, like a gift to ballerina Anna Pavlova from Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, a sculpture related to Charles Darwin, and a five-color gold double marriage cup.

Fabergé Cigarette Case c. 1910. Gold, enamel, and rose diamonds. This cigarette case has an Egyptian-inspired design of gold gingko leaves with rose diamond buds.
Fabergé Box Modeled as a Potato c. 1890. Agate and gold fleur-de-lis.
Fabergé Dessert Set c. 1890. Silver, copper, and gold. This set of fruit and cheese cutlery represents Fabergé’s fondness for Japanese and fusion of excellence. Each handle is uniquely ornamented with Japanese motifs.
Fabergé Daphne c. 1910. Gold, nephrite, enamel, diamonds, and rock crystal.
Fabergé Panagia c. 1910. Gold, diamonds, sapphires, pearls, and enamel. Wearing a Panagia, or icon pendant, distinguishes an Orthodox bishop from other clergy. This medallion of Christ Pantocrator is based on an 11th-century Byzantine image now in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Fabergé Elephant Stamp Moistener c. 1895. Silver. The elephant is the symbol of the Danish Royal Family. This is a stamp moistener with glue in the body and a brush in the tail.
Fabergé Dog Collar. This dog collar belonged to Grand Duchess Olga’s dog. It is a red leather collar with metal bells.