Fabergé Comes to Houston

Just in time for Easter, I thought today’s image and the next several days might be appropriate for this week.

Until the end of this year, the Houston Museum of Natural Science has on display many of the famous Fabergé collection. This collection brings the splendor and extravagance of late 19th and early 20th century Imperial Russia. HMNS says “The House of Fabergé designed the renowned Imperial Easter Eggs for the Romanov family, as well as an array of objets d’art, luxurious gifts, and practical items for the wealthy patrons of Europe. Visitors can glimpse this grandeur in a special exhibition of Fabergé from the McFerrin Collection. Featuring more than 350 objects, highlights include 2 Fabergé eggs recently added to the collection—the breathtaking Diamond Trellis Imperial Egg and one of the celebrated Kelch Eggs.”

I was allowed to take part in a photographer’s evening of shooting without the normal crowds. The problem was all the other photographers (insert smiley face). I spent so much of what time we had shooting, I didn’t read as much of the information as I would have liked. Most of the items were very small and to see the detail, a macro lens had to be used. 

The Houston Museum of Natural Science has on display many of the famous Fabergé collection, bringing the splendor and extravagance of late 19th and early 20th century Imperial Russia. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

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