Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique is the first comparative study of the work of the three greatest jewelry and decorative arts designers at the turn of the 20th century: Peter Carl Fabergé, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and René Lalique. Their rivalry found its stage at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris—the only exposition where all three showed simultaneously and where the work of each was prominently displayed. Some of their most elaborate designs for the Paris World's Fair are reunited for the first time in a gallery recreating the ambiance of this opulent international exposition.
Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique is organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The San Francisco presentation is made possible by
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
William Fries, II
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Goss, II
Mr. and Mrs. F. Scott Gross
Diana Dollar Knowles
Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Andrews, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Bowles
Mr. and Mrs. Staffan Encrantz
Mrs. George Hopper Fitch
Fifth Age of Man Foundation
Generous support has also been provided by the Clare C. McEvoy Charitable Remainder Unitrust and Jay D. McEvoy Trust, the Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts, and through bequests from Alfred H. Peet, the Evelyn A. Westberg Trust, and the Michael J. Weller Trust.
House of Fabergé (Russian, 1846–1920) and Henrik Wigström, workmaster. Imperial Rose Trellis Egg. Gold, enamel, diamonds, 1907. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland 44.50