“Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World” (in English)
This book accompanies the most ambitious exhibition ever mounted on the jewels of the Russian imperial court. With over 1,000 treasures from Fabergé and other world-renowned jewelers and goldsmiths, Fabergé brings together famous works of art from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin Museum in Moscow, as well as the collection of Forbes magazine , New Your, and numerous private American and European Collections, most of which have been exhibited in the United States. Exquisite objects such as cigarette cases, miniature animals, snuffboxes and, of course, the Imperial Eggs – crafted with technical excellence from gold, silver, precious stones and enamels – are all illustrated in color.
For the first time, this book places the Fabergé phenomenon in its larger context. It focuses on its origins and sources, examines in detail the universe of the workshops of famous jewelers and draws comparisons not only with Fabergé’s Russian competitors, but also with its foreign peers such as Boucheron, Cartier, Lalique and Tiffany.
Contributions from many leading Fabergé scholars explore the significance and lasting legacy of this world of Fabergé, and a timeline provides an invaluable reference tool.
Published to coincide with a major exhibition in 2000 in the United States.
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