If you were ever had any doubts that the Imperial Russians had wildly extravagant tastes, a new exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science will put them to rest. Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision runs until the end of the year and showcases more than 350 objets d'art from the esteemed McFerrin Collection. On extended loan to the museum, it is one of the largest collections of Fabergé in the world.
Tatiana Fabergé, the great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé, describes the McFerrin Collection as "one of those rare gems", and the exhibition is a rare chance to see some spectacular pieces dating from the late 19th and early 20th century. These include two Fabergé eggs that have been recently added to the collection, the Diamond Trellis Egg and one of the celebrated Kelch eggs. Also on display are the famed Nobel Ice Egg and the Empress Josephine diamond tiara.
Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision runs until 31 December 2013 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, USA.