See a Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

September 26th, 2018 by

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art hosts a Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings, beginning Tuesday, October 2, 2018 through January 6, 2019. These modern, yet whimsical figures were created with Russian gemstone materials and depict well-known characters from Russian folklore: the Gypsy Fortune Teller, the Kvass Seller and the Vagabond. At Elmhurst Toyota, we think this is a great opportunity to see these beautiful carved figures from the renowned House of Fabergé while they’re here in Elmhurst.

Fabergé Figurative CarvingsThe House of Fabergé is most famous for the intricate jeweled eggs created for the Russian Imperial family. It’s also well-known for its jewelry and gemstone creations. The figurative carvings you can see at the Lizzadro Museum are modern works of art from Fabergé. All are unique, single editions. Below are descriptions of these delightful figures.

The Gypsy Fortune Teller sits and smiles atop a box of carved malachite with her tiny cards of gold, enamel and silver before her. She wears a white blouse of carved opal from the Caspian Sea and scarves of red jasper and lapis lazuli. The entire carving is just six inches high.

The Kvass Seller pours a stein of kvass, a fermented drink, from a small keg. Around his neck from a silver wire hang 16 tiny, bagel-like baranki, each carved from jasper. His face and hands are quartz while his teeth and apron are carved opal. He wears a tiny hat and boots of obsidian, while his tunic is carved red jasper. He stands on a round base of jasper, all measuring 10 ¾-inches high.

The Vagabond is barefoot and carries his red jasper boots from a pole slung over his shoulder. His skin is carved quartz with a brown agate beard. He wears a hat carved of green jasper, a tunic of nephrite and black obsidian pants. The Vagabond stands on a circular base carved of jasper and bordered with silver. This figure and base are nine and a half inches high.

You have to see these Fabergé figures to believe all the tiny, intricate details in each one! Make plans to attend Lizzadro Museum’s Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings.

Date and Time:
October 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Museum hours:

  • Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts
220 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

The exhibit is free with regular museum admission.

  • Adults: $5
  • Seniors (60+): $4
  • Students and Teens: $3
  • Children 7–12: $2
  • Children under 7, Lizzadro Museum members and active Armed Forces members: Free.
  • Friday is free admission day at the museum.

For More Information:
Call 630-833-1616 or visit

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