Faberge and Russian Decorative Arts, but Oh the Eggs!
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is host to the largest collection of Faberge and Russian Decorative Arts in America. The collection contains a large range of beautiful sculptures and metalwork.
The most impressive of the 200+ objects however are the imperial eggs. Faberge Eggs were used as gifts at Easter in Russian culture. Tsar Alexander III, one of the biggest commissioners of Faberge Eggs would give them to his wife and mother during the holiday and the egg would house an additional gift inside, on one instance a yellow-gold yolk. Many of the eggs were lost during the Russian Revolution but five of them can be seen in person now. Check these out at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The Margery Wedderburn Interiors Team