Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts

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Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg, Fabergé firm Russian , 20th century Mikhail Perkhin, Workmaster Russian , 1860 - 1903 Vasilii Zuiev, Painter of miniatures Russian , 1870 Unknown Gold, Platinum, Diamonds, Rubies, Enamel, Bronze, Sapphire, Watercolor On Ivory, Rock Crystal 4.25 X 3.125 (Diameter) In. 10.80 X 7.94 (Diameter) Cm. © Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt
Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts

200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220-4007
October 22nd, 2016 - December 31st
Opening: October 22nd, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

United States
Sat-Wed 10-5; Thu-Fri 10-9


See Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts Collection Like Never Before

After an international tour, VMFA’s renowned collection of Fabergé returns to the museum this fall. Five new galleries have been prepared to showcase 280 Fabergé objects and other Russian decorative arts. The galleries feature both innovative displays and a range of interactive components designed to inform, engage, and delight.

Since 1947, when Lillian Thomas Pratt donated a large selection of Fabergé objects to the museum, they have continued to enchant visitors. This spectacular Fabergé collection—the largest public collection outside of Russia—includes five of the 52 Russian imperial Easter eggs created by the St. Petersburg firm led by jeweler Karl Fabergé (1846–1920).

“The largest public collection outside of Russia…”


Organized by material, the galleries feature gold and silver objects, jewelry, enamels, hardstones, and icons. The central domed gallery showcases the imperial Easter eggs and is designed to allow visitors to view each egg from every angle.