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Butterfly Brooch (detail), c. 1895–1905. Unknown maker, France. Diamonds, silver, gold. Collection of Neil Lane, Photo: © Richard Rubins

Artistic Luxury: Fabergé Tiffany Lalique

Sunday, October 19, 2008–Sunday, January 18, 2009

About The Exhibition

Just over 100 years ago, three of history's greatest designers, Peter Carl Fabergé in Russia, Louis Comfort Tiffany in the United States, and René Lalique in France, were engaged in a spirited rivalry that drove each to attain unsurpassed heights in the creation of jewelry and luxury goods. In this opulent exhibition, their greatest masterworks were reunited for the first time since the legendary 1900 world's fair in Paris provided a glamorous stage for all three designers to shine.

Artistic Luxury offered a glimpse—through the stunning creations of these three great artists—into the world of the rich and famous during the years leading up to the First World War. Each designer was known for his own characteristic style and achievement, and the exhibition devoted a separate gallery to each jeweler, recreating the ambiance of the Paris world's fair.

Artistic Luxury was organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art. This exhibition was presented through the generous support of National City. The Cleveland Museum of Art gratefully acknowledges the Citizens of Cuyahoga County for their support through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Generous support for the exhibition catalogue was provided by a grant from the Tiffany & Co. Foundation.