Peter Karl Fabergé: Jeweler to the Czar

While tiaras may not be to everyone's taste, a certain diamond-encrusted laurel wreath tiara—attributed to the workshop of Fabergé master craftsman August Holmström—could go a long way toward changing a naysayer's mind. One of the treasures recently on view at the Broughton International Inc. Fabergé exhibition at the Riverfront Arts Center in Wilmington, Del., the tiara was only one example of the genius employed by Fabergé's workmasters. Guest curated by Fabergé expert Archduke Dr. Géza von Habsburg and Mr. Alexander von Solodkoff, the exhibit featured more than 1,000 masterpieces, bringing together a selection of works created by some of the leading masters of the Fabergé atelier: Erik Kollin, August Hollming, August Holmström, Michael Perchin, and Henrik Wigström. The exhibition catalog (Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and his World, Dr. Géza von Habsburg, ed., Booth-Cli

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