Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Ram fever, available for purchase at VMFA
Marvel at this Faberge-inspired ram locket with ram charm. Every Imperial egg in VMFA's collection has a surprise inside, which is also the case with this precious locket in the form of a Faberge egg. A tiny ram's head can be concealed inside the locket or can hang down beneath it on a tiny chain.The egg is in VCU colors and comes in sterling silver or vermeil (18k gold over sterling silver). $130 plus shipping.
For your favorite Ewe.
But wait, there's more! The rich tradition of sporting art at VMFA is supported by a collection of stirrup cups, named for the pre-hunt refreshments offered after the riders are in the saddle. This is for a quick drink in a cup not made to be set down, which could also be called a shot glass in the sporting tradition. Ram's head stirrup cups come in black or white porcelain and are priced at $32.95.
To order call 804.340.1525 or come to the VMFA shop, which is open 365 days a year, 10 am - 5 pm and Thursdays and Fridays until 9 pm.