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Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique
Posted: December 1, 2008

Travel to Cleveland with Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
to View Rare Works by the Greatest Designers
of Jewelry and Luxury Goods
of the Gilded Age United in
Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique

The artistry of three master designers of jewelry and luxury goods¯ and the rivalry between them¯ is explored in Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique, an exhibition of sumptuous objects from The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and rare loans from public and private collections worldwide.

Now metro Detroiters have the opportunity to see this exhibit with representatives from Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on Wednesday, January 7 as Ford House takes to the road with a visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art for a day filled with viewing extraordinary luxury items and art, and discussions regarding the discerning clients that Fabrege, Tiffany and Lalique served, such as Matilda Dodge Wilson and Eleanor Clay Ford.
Created by Stephen Harrison, CMA’s curator of decorative art and design, Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique brings together over 300 objects from more than 50 international lenders including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, as well as institutions and private lenders in London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Paris, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Lisbon, Berlin, Hamburg, and across the United States. The exhibition reunites works by Peter Carl Fabergé, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and René Lalique that have not been presented together since they were first shown at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, where the designers’ rivalry took center stage.
As a prequel to the day trip, Ford House curator Josephine Shea will present a program on Sunday, January 4 at 2 p.m. at the Ford House Activities Center to introduce the exhibition and connect it with items in the Ford House collection.  

Cost for the package, which includes museum and exhibition admission, audio guide, transportation in a luxury motor coach, lunch, refreshments and the introductory lecture is $85 for adults or $75 for seniors, students and Ford House Annual Pass Holders.  Reservations are required by December 23 and may be made by calling Ford House at 313.884.4222. 

For more information on the exhibit, visit the Cleveland Museum of Art's web site.
House of Fabergé (Russian, 1846 – 1918), Mikhail Perkhin, workmaster. Imperial Blue Serpent Egg, (Gold, blue guilloche enamel, opalescent white enamel, diamonds, sapphires, 1887). H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
Tiffany & Co. (American, 1837 – present), Paulding Farnham(American, 1859–1927),designer.   Iris Brooch, (Pink tourmalines, demantoid garnet, platinum, c.1900 –1901).  Primavera Gallery, NY, Photo:  Howard Agriesti, The Cleveland Museum of Art.
House of Fabergé (Russian, 1846 – 1920), Mikhail Perkhin (Russian, 1860 – 1903) workmaster.  Imperial Pansy Egg, (Nephrite, silver gilt, enamel, rose-cut diamonds, 1899). Private Collection, Photo: © Judith Cooper.

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