Faberge Rediscovered

Faberge Rediscovered

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The firm of Faberge, jeweller to the Russian court, was founded in St. Petersburg in 1842. Expanded by the founder's son, Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920), the firm became one of the most famous jewellers of the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Major American collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Faberge's fame after the fall of the imperial regime, and her mansion at Hillwood in Washington, DC now has a collection that includes two imperial Easter eggs, silver, jewellery, hardstone, and religious items.

With new photography, exquisite works of art and illuminating focus spreads by Faberge experts, this new volume presents the firm in the broader history of nineteenth to twentieth century jewellery and goldsmithing, and documents new attributions and provenances.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 241 x 292 x 27.94mm | 1,519.53g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 175 Illustrations, color
  • 1911282166
  • 9781911282167
  • 852,346

Table of contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Carl Faberge: A Nineteenth-century Jeweler and Businessman; Faberge workshops and branches; Miniature Portraiture and Photography in Faberge's Works by Jennifer Levy; Clientele and objects; Empress Alexandra's Presentation Snuffboxes by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm; The Twelve Monograms Egg's Missing Surprise Identified by Anna and Vincent Palmade; Marjorie Merriweather Post, Collector of Faberge; Elevation of the True Cross Icon by Galina Korneva and Tatiana Cheboksarova; Directory of Workmasters, Designers, and Firms; Faberge at Hillwood; Select Bibliography; Photographic Credits; Index
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About Wilfried Zeisler

Wilfried Zeisler is Hillwood's chief curator. Jennifer Levy joined the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens as curatorial assistant in 2015. Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm is a jeweller and art historian based in Helsinki, Finland. Vincent and Anna Palmade are Faberge researchers, responsible for tracking down many lost Faberge objects. Galina Korneva is a specialist in the history of Russia, and the co-author of several books with Tatiana Cheboksarova.
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