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New Canaan Library Presents Talk: Carl Faberge and The Russian Imperial Family

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

In conjunction with New Canaan Library’s upcoming 10th Anniversary Literary Luncheon featuring Amor Towels, speaking on his bestselling book A Gentleman in Moscow, the Library offers a unique lecture on the famous House of Faberge and its special connection to the Russian Imperial Family. Dr. Géza von Habsburg will present the lecture on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register for the program at newcanaanlibrary.org.

Carl Faberge is most well known for his series of 50 Imperial Easter Eggs crafted for the wives of the last two tsars of Russia, Alexander III and Nicholas II. Considered the absolute pinnacle of Faberge’s art, these incredible works of art can fetch many millions at auction. Thousands of objects were produced by the House of Faberge for European Royalty, Eastern monarchs and American elite. Dr. Hapsburg will present an in-depth talk about the special relationship between Faberge and the Russian Imperial Family, as well as other clients of Faberge’s, and the works he produced.

Dr. Géza von Habsburg has a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Archaeology. He was Chairman of Christie’s Switzerland and Christie’s Europe from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s, and of Habsburg International Auctions from 1987 to 1991. Dr. Hapsburg lectured for 10 years at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, and curated traveling Faberge exhibits for several museums and cultural institutions. He is the Curatorial Director at the Faberge Company, where he acts as historian, lecturer, expert for vintage pieces and detecting forgeries. He is the great-great-grandson of Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria; a grandson of King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony.

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October 17
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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free
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https://newcanaanlibrary.org/event/carl-faberge-russian-imperial-family/

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