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For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Rivals on Bond Street: Fabergé and Cartier

February 8, 2022

While Carl Fabergé made exquisite enamel eggs for Tsar Nicholas II, Louis Cartier was in Paris, having taken the reins of his father’s luxury jewelry company. By the early 20th century, the two houses were rivals, seeking to attract the same clientele—royalty and the rich aristocrats who wanted fabulous adornments for themselves and their homes. In this online talk, which runs in conjunction with the V&A’s Fabergé exhibition, curator Kieran McCarthy and writer Francesca Cartier Brickell, author of The Cartiers, discuss the dynamics between these two master jewelers. —Elena Clavarino

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