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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts displays Faberge treasures, including imperial Easter eggs

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts displays Faberge treasures, including imperial Easter eggs

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ornately jeweled Easter eggs designed by Karl Faberge for the Russian royal family are among hundreds of Faberge objects on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. "Faberge Revealed" includes imperial Easter eggs and other pieces from VMFA's own collection, along with sculptures and other works loaned from three private collections, making the exhibit the largest public Faberge collection in the United States, said Geza von Habsburg, a Faberge expert and the exhibit's guest curator. A standout piece is the Imperial Lilies of the Valley Basket sculpture, which represents all aspects of Faberge's artistry in one work, Habsburg said. ...

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