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October 27, 1998 | S.J. CAHN
A collection of jeweled eggs created by the famous House of Faberge will be the featured exhibit next month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The exhibit, "Regal Splendor: Masterpieces from the House of Faberge," opens Nov. 14 and will include 28 pieces. The exhibit will run through Jan. 10. "We think it can provide a very compelling experience" for visitors, said Mark Burson, executive director of the Presidential Foundation.
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October 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A previously unrecorded Faberge egg valued at up to $18 million is going up for sale next month, Christie's auction house said Thursday. The pink enamel-and-gold egg is one of only a dozen designed to the highest standards for clients other than Russia's ruling family. It has been in the Rothschild banking family since 1902, when it was given as an engagement present. The egg contains a diamond-set cockerel that pops up every hour and flaps its wings, nods its head and opens and closes its beak.
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October 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A previously unrecorded Faberge egg valued at up to $18 million is going up for sale next month, Christie's auction house said Thursday. The pink enamel-and-gold egg is one of only a dozen designed to the highest standards for clients other than Russia's ruling family. It has been in the Rothschild banking family since 1902, when it was given as an engagement present. The egg contains a diamond-set cockerel that pops up every hour and flaps its wings, nods its head and opens and closes its beak.
OPINION
March 20, 2006 | Peter Mehlman, PETER MEHLMAN is a television writer and producer.
DEAR COSTCO, I read with dismay about a possibly fraudulent Picasso recently sold on your website. If this potential problem is limited to items purchased at the website, please disregard this note. But if items purchased at actual Costco outlets are prone to similar fakery, I have concerns, as I recently bought "Guernica" (SKU# 30392568-18) at your Van Nuys location. This may be beside the point, but I didn't really want "Guernica."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1989 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
Six months after San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor announced she had received commitments for an exhibit of Imperial Faberge eggs for her Soviet Arts Festival, she came up with a number. Fourteen of the jewel-encrusted eggs will be on display at the San Diego Museum of Art, beginning Oct. 21, the opening day of the festival, O'Connor said in a prepared statement Friday. The festival closes Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
In 1886, Czar Alexander III gave his wife, Czarina Maria Feodorovna, a gold jewel-encrusted egg. The egg was created by Peter Carl Faberge, jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian Imperial family. Today, early Faberge eggs fetch millions at auction. Contemporary pieces for less are available at fine jewelers nationwide. They range from $14,000 for an egg to $500 for a pendant. Each is handmade in the Victor Mayer Workshop in Pforzheim, Germany.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
In a coup she called "the glasnost of the Faberge eggs," Mayor Maureen O'Connor announced Friday that she has won approval from both the Soviet Union and magazine publisher Malcolm Forbes to exhibit their collections of rare Faberge eggs together during next year's planned Soviet arts festival. Forbes, who owns 12 of the bejeweled artworks, agreed Friday to send one egg for every egg the Soviets show at the festival, planned for 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2002 | MILTON CARRERO GALARZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Driving by the Garden Grove apartment complex teeming with children, Barbara Barker was struck by a depressing sight: a gated school playground. For years, the field at Brookhurst School had been locked during the summer months and on weekends. What a waste, Barker thought: empty swings, a gated playground--and so many kids.
OPINION
March 20, 2006 | Peter Mehlman, PETER MEHLMAN is a television writer and producer.
DEAR COSTCO, I read with dismay about a possibly fraudulent Picasso recently sold on your website. If this potential problem is limited to items purchased at the website, please disregard this note. But if items purchased at actual Costco outlets are prone to similar fakery, I have concerns, as I recently bought "Guernica" (SKU# 30392568-18) at your Van Nuys location. This may be beside the point, but I didn't really want "Guernica."
NEWS
November 27, 1987 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
Theo Faberge, grandson of that Carl Faberge, is in Beverly Hills today to coddle introduction of a new generation of Faberge eggs. The gentle Englishman will also be walking on a few eggshells. "I can't call my company Faberge Ltd. or refer to 'Faberge Eggs' because that name is protected by the perfume people," he said. "In England, when you say Faberge, it means perfume, not eggs." Ironic, but true.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2002 | MILTON CARRERO GALARZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Driving by the Garden Grove apartment complex teeming with children, Barbara Barker was struck by a depressing sight: a gated school playground. For years, the field at Brookhurst School had been locked during the summer months and on weekends. What a waste, Barker thought: empty swings, a gated playground--and so many kids.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1998 | S.J. CAHN
A collection of jeweled eggs created by the famous House of Faberge will be the featured exhibit next month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The exhibit, "Regal Splendor: Masterpieces from the House of Faberge," opens Nov. 14 and will include 28 pieces. The exhibit will run through Jan. 10. "We think it can provide a very compelling experience" for visitors, said Mark Burson, executive director of the Presidential Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
In 1886, Czar Alexander III gave his wife, Czarina Maria Feodorovna, a gold jewel-encrusted egg. The egg was created by Peter Carl Faberge, jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian Imperial family. Today, early Faberge eggs fetch millions at auction. Contemporary pieces for less are available at fine jewelers nationwide. They range from $14,000 for an egg to $500 for a pendant. Each is handmade in the Victor Mayer Workshop in Pforzheim, Germany.
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February 20, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino man jailed for three days in connection with a Melrose Avenue jewelry theft was released Tuesday after police determined the Faberge-type jeweled "eggs" he had were not those reported stolen. Sam Gold, 32, was freed after investigators verified a receipt he produced that showed he had purchased the largest of the nine eggs, Santa Monica Detective Mike Smith said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1991
An Encino man was being held Monday in Santa Monica Jail after allegedly trying to sell $400,000 in stolen goods, including nine rare Faberge eggs, at a weekend antiques show. Santa Monica police said an antiques dealer at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium alerted authorities after Sam Gold, 32, tried to sell him a large, bejeweled Faberge egg for $2,500--far less than it was worth. "He immediately became suspicious because Gold didn't know the value of the large egg," Sgt. Robert Oliver said.
NEWS
February 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Encino man was being held Monday in Santa Monica Jail after allegedly trying to sell $400,000 in stolen goods, including nine rare Faberge eggs, at a weekend antiques show. Santa Monica police said an antiques dealer at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium alerted authorities after Sam Gold, 32, tried to sell him a large, bejeweled Faberge egg for $2,500--far less than it was worth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1989
For the second time since plans for the Soviet arts festival were announced, the FBI has admonished San Diegans to be alert for suspicious activity by Soviet visitors. When pushed for specifics on what to look out for, the answers on both occasions sounded less believable than the names of some of James Bond's female friends. Being asked your middle initial was one of the warning signs cited by FBI agents. It could mean you will become part of an official KGB report.
NEWS
February 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Encino man was being held Monday in Santa Monica Jail after allegedly trying to sell $400,000 in stolen goods, including nine rare Faberge eggs, at a weekend antiques show. Santa Monica police said an antiques dealer at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium alerted authorities after Sam Gold, 32, tried to sell him a large, bejeweled Faberge egg for $2,500--far less than it was worth.
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January 4, 1990 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tim Forkes came all the way from Milwaukee to see the Faberge eggs. Margie Bylsma came from Cyprus. Charles Westgate came from Boston and Ilene Beber from Palos Verdes. None of them minded waiting outside in a brisk wind Wednesday for at least half an hour to get a final peek at "Faberge: The Imperial Eggs," a show that closes Sunday.
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October 28, 1989 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
Well, the town laid an egg. How can that be? To the occasional visitor, San Diego looks vibrant these days. Its once-blighted downtown bustles with amenities. It has all the hallmarks of a mini-metropolis. The community has such an understandable case of self-afflatus it is throwing itself an arts festival, subtitled "Treasures of the Soviet Union." So far, reviewers of musical and theatrical events have been impressed. It was time to go down and sample the festival's art exhibitions.
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