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For than 25 years, Carl Faberge and his firm served as jeweller and goldsmith to the tsars of Russia, European royalty, and the powerful and influential throughout the world The masterpieces created by Faberge in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are almost legendary treasures of superb workmanship and originality A Kenneth Snowman tells the story of his recent and astonishing discovery in St Petersburg of two of the original design books from the House of Faberge Within their pages are countless meticulous watercolour and ink drawings of virtually every item made by the company from 1909 to 1915 Each design is dated and accompanied by detailed handwritten instructions as to composition and execution Hundreds of these invaluable and incredibly beautiful drawings are reproduced here for the first time, most in full colour, with captions describing the gems, the materials to be used, and the date of manufacture Often the actual finished pieces are photographed next to the original drawings Among the ingenious marvels are those commissioned for the 300th anniversary celebration of the House of Romanoff, and the famous miniature and large Imperial Easter eggs, including the one owned by Queen Elizabeth II Gold boxes, animal and bird carvings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, rings and diadems are amongst the jewels on display A Kenneth Snowman was curator and wrote the catalogues for the Faberge exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 1977 and the Coopor Hewitt Museum, New York, in 1983 He has written and edited many other books, including The Master Jewelers Thames and Hudson, 1990....

Title : Faberge: Lost and Found : The Recently Discovered Jewelry Designs from the St. Petersburg Archives
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ISBN : 0810933071
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Harry N Abrams Inc September 1, 1993
Number of Pages : 176 pages
File Size : 593 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Faberge: Lost and Found : The Recently Discovered Jewelry Designs from the St. Petersburg Archives Reviews

  • Hopeful Mover
    2019-03-13 10:36

    I am privileged to know the daughter of the young man who kept his company's records of what they made for Faberge and who saw the importance of caring for them in this book form. It is beautifully done, and thankfully led to similar work by others. I am endlessly fascinated with the genius of Faberge especially his interest in animals and nature. Faberge is a unique genius and we can only hope for more of them.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-02-19 09:36

    This is a great book. For people that love Faberge jewelry, this is a great book to have. Many photos.

  • White Swan
    2019-03-07 06:56

    Great amazing book of rare Imperial Russian art!!!!

  • K. Maxwell
    2019-03-16 08:02

    This book reproduces 2 original faberge design books found in St Petersburg. They cover the years 1909 to 1915. Before Faberge sold an item they drew it in these ledgers in watercolour and noted all the details of the stones and materials it was made of.

  • Melissa Sinclair
    2019-03-13 08:43

    This book was inspired by an idea of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's in her role as a book editor.

  • Robert Colwell
    2019-02-27 08:01

    This is a beautiful book! It made a perfect gift for my mother!