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Fabergé in London at The Victoria & Albert Museum [London]

Cigarette case, art nouveau style, red gold covered with dark blue moiré guilloché enamel, the whole box encircled by serpent of pale green gold with scales formed by rose diamonds, edge banded in plain gold mounts, thumb-piece of rose diamo
Cigarette case ©

Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution
20 November 2021 – 8 May 2022

This exhibition includes a significant loan of over fifty works from the Royal Collection created by the master goldsmith, Carl Fabergé, and his workshops. It looks particularly at the internationally-recognised firm symbolising Russian craftsmanship, luxury and elegance – and the Anglo-Russian relationship which saw the opening of a London branch in 1903. This relationship was further strengthened by British royal patronage and collecting, particularly from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Subsequent monarchs and their consorts acquired further pieces, including a selection which formerly belonged to the Russian royal family.

Other items from the Royal Collection are on long-term loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum

Rooms and locations with objects on display