ALVR in the News: Celebrating Royal Faberge Exhibition Preview
Marion Fasel of The Adventurine wrote about our new galleries and our inaugural exhibition, Celebrating Royal Faberge – The Return:
“While ye old Russian jeweler is no longer on the street level for easy window shopping, it is still alive and well. A La Vieille Russie (otherwise known as ALVR) reopened just one block away at 745 Fifth Avenue in a glorious second story space with spectacular wraparound windows and views of Bergdorf Goodman, The Plaza Hotel, Central Park and their old corner of The Sherry Netherland…The new interior is airier than the old space, but the sense of history remains with the antiques and paintings of Russian nobility not to mention, of course, the jewelry.”
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Exhibition Opening May 1st: Celebrating Royal Faberge – The Return
Celebrating Royal Fabergé – The Return
An exhibition of unknown and seldom seen works of art by Fabergé
A La Vieille Russie – 745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 415
May 1-18, 2018
Monday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm
Opening May 1st we present Celebrating Royal Fabergé – The Return, an exhibition of rare and important works of art created by Court Jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846 – 1920). These works have just returned to ALVR from loan to the museum exhibition, Royal Fabergé, at the iconic Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in Norwich, England, which also included 65 loans from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to show off this incredible collection and celebrate our new galleries with this exhibition of unknown and seldom-seen treasures that highlight the genius of Fabergé,” comments Peter Schaffer, Director of A La Vieille Russie.
Works on view include a gift to ballerina Anna Pavlova presented by Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, a sculpture related to Charles Darwin, a five-color gold double marriage cup, a Japanese-inspired dessert cutlery set, a potato carved from pink-brown agate, and Vara Panina (the gypsy singer), the most famous of the Fabergé figurines, along with many other majestic masterpieces. There will also be video footage of Anna Pavlova dancing and a 1905 voice recording of Vara Panina singing.
This exhibition also celebrates the accomplishments of Wounded Warrior Project, specifically their long-term care initiative and their PTSD services.