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Giles
01 August 2018
History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Individual artists, art monographs; History; Antiques & collectables: jewellery; Antiques & collectables: gold & silver (other than jewellery); Jewellery & beadcraft
Presents 90 outstanding pieces made by celebrated jeweller Gustav Faberge, including two of the famous imperial Easter eggs. 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 nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. Major American collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Faberge's success after the fall of the imperial regime, and her mansion at Hillwood in Washington, DC now has a collection of about ninety pieces, including two imperial Easter eggs, various works of art of imperial provenance, silver, jewelry, hardstone, and religious items. Recent research on Faberge, revelations from the Russian public archives, and the discovery of objects thought to be lost have brought to light new information about Faberge's career and his creations, including material on several of Hillwood's Faberge items. With fabulous 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 jewelry and goldsmithing, documents new attributions and provenances, and examines our continuing fascination with Faberge's remarkable work. AUTHOR: Wilfried Zeisler is Hillwood's chief curator. SELLING POINTS:

Presents 90 fabulous pieces made by celebrated Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge.

Features new research, exciting discoveries, and wonderful images Will appeal to a broad range of collectors, designers, historians, and general readers 175 colour images
By:   Wilfried Zeisler
Contributions by:   Jennifer Levy, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Vincent Palmade, Anna Palmade
Imprint:   Giles
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 241mm, 
ISBN:   9781911282167
ISBN 10:   1911282166
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified
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

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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