Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Saturday, 27 February 2010

The Burlinton Arcade

On my way to some more exhibitions in Cork Street I walked through the Burlington Arcade.

The Laduree shop window is all decked out for Valentine's Day. The well dressed windows along the arcade display clothes, pearls the size of gobstoppers and a window filled with Faberge treasures. The photo below shows the gorgeous Red Admiral egg made by Theo Faberge inspired by Carl Faberge's love of flower surprises. It is enamelled with a rich red and decorated with gold and silver leaves and seed pods of the Passion flower. The butterfly has 10 diamonds on it and has settled on an enamelled passion flower. Almost opposite Pehaligon's offers ribbons scented with Elixir, smells wonderful.