ALVR in the News: Celebrating Royal Faberge Exhibition Preview

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Marion Fasel of The Adventurine wrote about …

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ALVR’s Ear Candy in the News

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Our special exhibition Ear Candy: 250 Years of Style has been making the headlines. See the latest coverage below:

Town & Country article by Contributing Jewelry & Watches Editor Jill Newman.
Town & Country article screenshot about ALVR's Ear Candy exhibition

JCK Magazine article by Amy Elliott

screenshot of JCK Magazine article about ALVR exhibition Ear Candy

Jewelry Connoisseur by Rapoport article by Sonia Esther Soltani

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The Adventurine article by Marion Fasel

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Forbes article by Beth Bernstein

The Adventurine Interviews ALVR’s Peter Schaffer

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“While I know it is easy to get swept up in the negativity and fear, I also know that this too shall pass. I come from a longline of optimists who have lived through some of the most difficult times in history,” says ALVR’s Peter Schaffer, recently interviewed about our history, present, and future. Read more on The Adventurine.

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ALVR at Maastricht/TEFAF reported by Blouin Art Info

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New-York based art and antique gallery A La Vieille Russie (ALVR) is preparing to exhibit a cross-section of its inventory at the world-renowned European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in the Netherlands.

Among the works to be shown will be is a selection of unique pieces by Fabergé including a 19th century presentation charger, a range of jewelry created for the Romanov family, and a collection of miniature hardstone carvings of animals and insects crafted from semi-precious stones.

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1950s Onyx and Diamond Earrings

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Pair of onyx and brilliant-cut diamond earrings suspending kite-shaped onyx drops with channel set diamonds, set in platinum. 

American, ca. 1950. 
Length: 3 in. 

$16,500

These are available for purchase in the ALVR shop

Model wearing 1950s Onyx and Diamond Drop Earrings

Silver Modernist Ring by Ibe Dahlquist for Georg Jensen

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Vintage silver modernist ring in a twisted design.

By Inge-Britt (Ibe) Dahlquist for Georg Jensen, 1965-1969.

One of Sweden’s most celebrated silversmiths, Ibe Dahlquist (1924-1996) studied at the Swedish School of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Her early work combined silver with fossils and stones she collected on the beaches in Gotland, which she exhibited in the National Museum of Sweden to great acclaim. In 1965 she began designing for Georg Jensen, creating more streamlined jewels in the modernist style.

The renowned Danish goldsmith, ceramic artist, and sculptor Georg Jensen (1866-1935) opened his Copenhagen shop in 1905, specializing in silverware. By the 1920s, he also opened branches in Berlin, London, and New York City.

$4,800

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

top view of twisted silver ring back view of twisted silver ring detail view of Georg Jensen ring signature

Etruscan Revival Gold Earrings

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Antique Etruscan revival gold earrings designed as trumpet flowers and decorated with bead and wirework, each suspending three gold chains terminating in natural pearl drops.

French, ca. 1870, retailed by Luigi Casalta, Naples, Italy.
Length: 1 3/4 inches

The Neapolitan jeweler Luigi Casalta established his business in 1851 and supplied jewels to the Imperial Court of Austria, the Royal Court of Italy, and to H.R.H Princess Louise of Prussia. Revival jewels were his specialty.

$18,500

These are available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

front view of gold Etruscan revival earrings, showing gold strands with pearl drops hanging from the center side view of gold and pearl Etruscan revival earrings view of gold Etruscan revival earrings in original retail box

Antique Diamond Leaf Brooch

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Antique Victorian old mine diamond brooch depicting two holly leaves.

English, ca. 1890.

$48,000

side angled view of diamond brooch depicting two leaves back view of diamond leaf brooch

Antique Moonstone Bracelet

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Antique cabochon moonstone bracelet set with alternating interlocked ruby and diamond rings in silver and gold.

English, ca. 1890.
Length: 7 1/2 in.

$14,000

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

lengthwise view of antique cabochon moonstone bracelet set within ruby and diamond interlocked ringsback view of moonstone, diamond, and ruby braceletdetail view of moonstone bracelet set with interlocking ruby and diamond rings

Antique Natural Pearl Poodle

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Antique gold poodle pendant with baroque pearl head set with a ruby tongue and sapphire eyes, the body set with natural pearls.

French, ca. 1900.
Width: 2 in.
Height: 1 1/2 in.

$28,000

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

Profile view of gold and pearl poodle pendantBack view of antique gold and pearl poodle pendantbottom view of antique gold and natural pearl poodle pendant

A La Vieille Russie Loans to V&A Fabergé Exhibition

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silver and sandstone elephant sculpture facing front towards the right. With a speech bubble that says, did you hear about the latest Faberge exhibition?

As leading dealers and international experts in the work of goldsmith and jeweler Carl Fabergé, we are thrilled to be a part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution. It’s the first major exhibition devoted to the international connections and stature of the legendary Russian goldsmith, particularly the significance of his London branch, the only Fabergé shop outside of Russia. The exhibition features loans from many major collections, including Her Majesty The Queen, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the State Hermitage Museum, and other significant public and private collections. We are honored to have eight pieces from our collection included in such great company. The exhibition is now open through May – see V&A website for more details.