Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fabulous Fabergé

Ever wish you could fly to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia to see an ornate Fabergé egg? All you have to do is drive to Salem, Ma! Fabergé Revealed is an exhibit currently showing at the Peabody Essex Museum are more than 230 decorative pieces—brooches, frames, cigarette cases, parasol handles, carved stone animals and a few of those amazing eggs—are all luxuriating in air conditioned splendor at the museum, away from all this summer heat and humidity. Only 42 imperial eggs, expertly crafted by the House of Fabergé between 1855 and 1916, are known to exist in the world. The eggs are made of jewels and precious metals, and were created for Russian tsars to give as Easter gifts. I only get a Lindt chocolate bunny! The exhibit through September 29.

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