Faberge (Hardcover)

Treasures of Imperial Russia: Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg

By Géza Von Habsburg et al.

Rizzoli Electa, 9780847860630, 400pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2018

List Price: 100.00*
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Description

Fabergé: Treasures of Imperial Russia. Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg is a lavish volume on the most complete Fabergé collection in the world, with many pieces rarely seen before, from the famous imperial Easter eggs to precious jewelry, enamels, and Russian silver, showcased in the sumptuous Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
 
Jeweler and goldsmith Carl Fabergé and his firm are renowned for creating the most superbly refined objects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for the nobility and aristocracy of imperial Russia. Exquisite examples of the jeweler’s art, Fabergé’s magnificent Easter eggs, commissioned for the Romanov Imperial family, and other impeccably crafted objects continue to be prized the world over for their incredible craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty.
 
Now, the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg has gathered the most spectacular and comprehensive treasury of Fabergé objects. This book showcases a wealth of precious objects—from the imperial eggs, delicate jeweled enamel clocks, and picture frames to animals carved out of hardstone and gem-encrusted jewelry and presentation boxes.
 
With all-new photography of the collection—more than 500 priceless objects in all—alongside stunning images of the majestic Shuvalov Palace, this luxurious volume is a celebration of the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship of prerevolutionary Russia and its heritage.


About the Author

Written by internationally known authors and leading experts: Géza von Habsburg, Tatiana Muntian, Valentin Skurlov, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Kieran McCarthy, Mark Schaffer, Irina Buseva-Davydova, Alexander von Solodkoff, and Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya.