Director's Choice

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA

Venetian Wineshop

American, ca. 1902

John Singer Sargent

Oil on canvas

22 1/8 × 28 1/16 in (56.2 × 71.28 cm)


James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin Collection

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In Praise of Three Stars

Chinese, 1782-1792

Tapestry with silk and metallic threads, embroidery, painted design

150 5/8 x 58 3/8 in (382.59 x 148.27 cm)


Gift of Mr. Christopher T. Chenery

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Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg

Russian, 1903

Fabergé firm (manufacturer), Mikhail Perkhin (workmaster), Vassilii Zuiev (painter)

Gold, silver-gilt, diamonds, rubies, enamel, watercolor on ivory, rock crystal

4 ¾ x 3 1/8 in (12.1 x 7.9 cm)


Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt

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Punch Bowl with Three Ladles

American, 1900

Tiffany Glass& Decorating Company

Glass, silver, gilding, copper, wood

14 ½ x 24 in (36.8 x 61 cm)


Sydney and Frances Lewis Art Nouveau Fund

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