Visits & Study Days On 27 March 2018  Study Day Morning plus lunch. Tickets on sale November 7th Toby Faber Fabergé Eggs  2 lectures and a buffet lunch £28.00 Before the Revolution: Between 1885 and 1916, Carl Fabergé made fifty jewelled eggs – Easter presents from Russia’s last two emperors to their wives. They have become the most famous surviving symbols of the Romanov Empire: both supreme examples of the jeweller’s art and the vulgar playthings of a decadent court. Given almost total artistic freedom, Fabergé and his designers had to conform to only three rules: that each year’s Easter present should be egg-shaped, that it should contain some surprise to amuse or delight its recipient, and that it should be different from any predecessor. The result was a series of creations demonstrating ingenuity and creativity for which there are few parallels in any other field. After the Revolution: These eggs have become the most famous surviving symbols of the Romanov Empire: both supreme examples of the jeweller’s art and the vulgar playthings of a decadent court. After going missing in the Revolution, most of the eggs re-emerged in the store-rooms of the Kremlin, where they were immediately identified as a source of much- needed foreign exchange. Their subsequent history holds up a mirror to the twentieth century and encompasses Bolsheviks and entrepreneurs, tycoons and heiresses, con-men and queens. Eggs have been sold and smuggled, stolen and forged. Now, as they return to Russia, their history – like that of Russia itself - seems to have come full circle. Then there are the eight eggs which remain missing….  The lecture is illustrated with pictures of the eggs today and their owners, and with archival material showing some of the missing eggs. Great web site showing the eggs in detail Click here for further details and a booking form 23 May 2018 Visit to Hatfield House. Further details later. The Rainbow Portrait at Hatfield House. 'Perhaps the most colourful Tudor portrait, full of inventive iconography.' Elizabeth holds a rainbow with the inscription “Non sine sole iris”, “No rainbow without the sun”, reminding viewers only the Queen’s wisdom can ensure peace and prosperity. Hatfield House web site Booking forms and more details later. Click here for full itinerary and booking form   Bookings now closed Web site designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome Handshake Computer Training
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Visits & Study Days On 27 March 2018  Study Day Morning plus lunch, Toby Faber Fabergé Eggs  2 lectures Before the Revolution:  Between 1885 and 1916, Carl Fabergé made fifty jewelled eggs – Easter presents from Russia’s last two emperors to their wives. They have become the most famous surviving symbols of the Romanov Empire: both supreme examples of the jeweller’s art and the vulgar playthings of a decadent court. After the Revolution:  After going missing in the Revolution, most of the eggs re-emerged in the store- rooms of the Kremlin, where they were immediately identified as a source of much-needed foreign exchange. Their subsequent history holds up a mirror to the twentieth century and encompasses Bolsheviks and entrepreneurs, tycoons and heiresses, con-men and queens. Eggs have been sold and smuggled, stolen and forged. Now, as they return to Russia, their history – like that of Russia itself - seems to have come full circle. Then there are the eight eggs which remain missing….  The lecture is illustrated with pictures of the eggs today and their owners, and with archival material showing some of the missing eggs. Great web site showing the eggs in detail Click here for further details and a booking form 23 May 2018 Visit to Hatfield House. Further details later. The Rainbow Portrait at Hatfield House. 'Perhaps the most colourful Tudor portrait, full of inventive iconography.' Elizabeth holds a rainbow with the inscription “Non sine sole iris”, “No rainbow without the sun”, reminding viewers only the Queen’s wisdom can ensure peace and prosperity. Hatfield House web site Booking forms and more details later.
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