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Old 07-24-2011, 02:10 PM
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Faberge items are still being produced by the family. His great-grandaughters design some of the pieces. They make some beautiful Faberge egg pendants.

FABERGÉ. Welcome to the World of Fabergé.
Thank you for the information ! Getting new insight is always a pleasure.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:34 PM
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Very interesting information re: the faberge collection currently on display:

ISBN Magazine — Absolutely Fabergé

The Royal Collection - Royal Faberg

The Royal Collection - Royal Faberg opens at Buckingham Palace
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:40 PM
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The cornflowers and oats standing in a glass (with the illusion that they're standing in water) are truly exquisite. This is one talented family. Thank you much for sharing these links. Makes me want to see this exhibit even more.
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Steel women meet the Queen, mingle with stars and visit museum in London - Local - The Star
[...] The 89-year-old said: “In the pouring rain, the royal family did carry on, they all worked separately and finished up in the VIP lounge. It was a great day but we were all soaked and there were some beautiful clothes ruined.”
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The question if the Faberge pieces are still being made how about getting some information beforehand or think logically for once.
The organizers must be stunned and wont have slept well after HM's blunt remarks
Sorry it looks like straight out of a horror movie.
http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagene...-dress2--a.jpg
Surely the point of viewing an museum exhibition is to learn more about whatever is being exhibited. If you've got all the information before you go, what's the point in going?
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Surely the point of viewing an museum exhibition is to learn more about whatever is being exhibited. If you've got all the information before you go, what's the point in going?
Err, that's right of course, but one would expect that a person who studied history of arts would know that the original Fabergé eggs aren't produced anymore. I mean, it doesn't really need a study to know that either way. Quite a faux pas, IMO.
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Err, that's right of course, but one would expect that a person who studied history of arts would know that the original Fabergé eggs aren't produced anymore. I mean, it doesn't really need a study to know that either way. Quite a faux pas, IMO.
It's not exactly unheard of for modern day companies to reignite long lost brands and products which were much loved. For example, there are still companies who make iconic E Type Jaguars even though Jaguar themselves have not made them for decades.

This is the case for lots of particularly high end desirables. In fact I'm surprised given the explosion of billionaires in Russia that a 'new Faberge' has not yet been created.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:24 PM
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Err, that's right of course, but one would expect that a person who studied history of arts would know that the original Fabergé eggs aren't produced anymore. I mean, it doesn't really need a study to know that either way. Quite a faux pas, IMO.
It would have been a worse faux pas for her to try and flaunt her knowledge. I suspect she was trying to make conversation when she asked that question.
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I think £250,000 for a unique, bespoke wedding gown by a designer of the calibre of Sarah Burton and her team is entirely possible.

To start with Sarah Burton probably has a team of several people who work with her to firstly sketch and edit the design to get it to something the bride is happy with, over several consultations. The you have the many seamstresses and all those involved in the actual cutting and making of the dress itself, not to forget the shoes and the veil. Then you have the inevitable alterations which would have had to be made.

How may man hours would have been dedicated to this dress? Over 1,000? Several people working all day, everyday for weeks on end, you could run into thousands plural. Now charge out those hours, some of which for the 'cheaper' members of the team - the seamstresses which still would have been considerable and then factor in how much even an hour of Sarah Burton's time must cost. She could probably charge thousands of pounds for a single one on one consultation.

At the end of all that you can reach £250,000 very, very easily.

I did not think of that way... your right.
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Err, that's right of course, but one would expect that a person who studied history of arts would know that the original Fabergé eggs aren't produced anymore. I mean, it doesn't really need a study to know that either way. Quite a faux pas, IMO.
Well, with such things you never know... Catherine wore a Cartier tiara from the 1930s at her wedding but she could still order a one new tomorrow. As it is still a member of the Fabergé-family who creates under the family name, I'd guess it's not so easy a question. Depends on your POV but if Catherine decided tomorrow to invest a hefty sum of money and ordered a new "Royal" Fabergé Easter Egg to give to the queen for her Diamond Jubile Easter and Ms. Fabergé would use all her artistical skills, now wouldn't that be a "real" Royal Fabergé Egg, then?
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Please note that posts regarding discussion of Catherine's wedding dress has been moved to Catherine Middleton's Wedding Dress .

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As to the eggs, most people associate the eggs constructed under either the hand or eye of Peter Carl Faberge to be the "real deal." I tend to be that way myself. Faberge is owned by the Pallinghurst Group and makes little eggs as pendants, but not the large "surprise" eggs. Both Tatiana and Sarah Faberge are employees, but in what capacity I don't know.
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So in essence, the current production line carries the cachet of the Faberge name but not the "purity" of the original creator. For my money, the original historical Faberge products were created by P.C. Faberge and, to my POV, are the priceless artifacts that are in museums and private collections today.
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And I suppose we have differing opinions about Philippa's dress - I don't really care for it. And neither do I for her herself.
My full focus was on the bride (and in a little less extent the groom) that day, that's all that mattered to me.
I think it is unfortunate that Pippa has been thrust into all this media frenzy. She's cute, but there is nothing to back up her celebrity. I actually feel sorry for her that her every move is being scrutinized. Catherine had to expect it given who she was marrying, but the rest of the family should be able to live normal lives.

About the dress? Did the Middletons or the Queen pay for the dress? I thought that the wedding expenses were paid for by the Queen from her personal monies, although the Middletons did offer to pay a portion.
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I think it is unfortunate that Pippa has been thrust into all this media frenzy. She's cute, but there is nothing to back up her celebrity. I actually feel sorry for her that her every move is being scrutinized. Catherine had to expect it given who she was marrying, but the rest of the family should be able to live normal lives.

About the dress? Did the Middletons or the Queen pay for the dress? I thought that the wedding expenses were paid for by the Queen from her personal monies, although the Middletons did offer to pay a portion.
I belevie that the Middton's paid for both girls dresses. As to your thoughts on Pippa I agree with you totaly.
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I wouldn't worry about Pippa, I think that she enjoys the attention as does that dreadfully over-ambitious mother of theirs. Only my personal opinion.
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