The Kelch Egg, The Basket of Flowers Egg, The Mosaic Egg, and The Colonnade Egg, c.1889-1914, by Peter Carl Fabergé

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Lecture / talk

Adult Lecture: Royal Fabergé

    The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
    The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse The Royal Mile Edinburgh EH8 8DX GB
  • Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012

  • 18:15-20:30

  • Adults

Join Fabergé experts at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse and discover the stories behind some of the finest examples of the Russian jeweller's work.  Following the talks, enjoy exclusive access to key pieces during a private view of Treasures from The Queen’s Palaces.

Lectures by Royal Collection curator Caroline de Guitaut, and Fabergé authority Kieran McCarthy explore the tastes of six generations of royal collectors, from Queen Victoria to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.  Many of the pieces included in the exhibition reflect the close dynastic relationships between the British and Russian royal families in the late 19th century.  The story of Fabergé’s London branch and its popularity amongst the elite of Edwardian society will also be discussed.

Caroline de Guitaut, Curator of Decorative Art in the Royal Collection, has lectured and published widely on the Royal Collection of Fabergé.  In 2003-4 she curated the exhibition Fabergé in the Royal Collection at The Queen’s Galleries in Edinburgh and London and in 2011 the exhibition Royal Fabergé at Buckingham Palace.

Kieran McCarthy of the firm of Wartski, London, is a highly regarded authority on the work of Carl Fabergé and lectures and publishes widely on the firm.

Tickets £15/£12.50

Booking essential.  Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. 
Contact the Learning Bookings team on 0131 557 2500.