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Author Habsburg, Géza von.

Title Fabergé : fantasies & treasures / Géza von Habsburg.

Published New York : Fabergé Co. in association with Universe Publishing, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  739.27 HABS    AVAILABLE
Physical description 80 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 19 cm
Summary Carl Faberge's unparalleled creativity and craftsmanship won him the recognition of the Russian Imperial Court at the turn of the last century. Few objects are as universally loved as his jewel-encrusted Easter eggs crafted for the last two czars of Russia, each containing a surprise. Featured in this delightful introduction to the House of Faberge is a selection of his most celebrated works that have found their way into American collections. Easter eggs are just a portion of this master's prodigious production which comprised over 150,000 jewels, silver pieces, and objects of art. The latter are fantasies in gold, enamel, and hardstone and include elegant picture frames and cigarette cases created for the ruling families of Europe and other wealthy patrons.
Intimate glimpses into the world of this ingenious designer are captured through excerpts from letters and quotes from an adoring press. The Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna exclaimed upon receiving a Faberge egg, "It is an unbelievably beautiful and superbly fine piece of work. Faberge is the greatest genius of our time...." The fifty-four choice objects, beautifully photographed, are from American public and private collections. The book also contains a chronology and a reading list.
Other author Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Subject Fabergé, Peter Carl, 1846-1920 -- Exhibitions.
Fabergé (Firm) -- Exhibitions.
Art objects, Russian -- Exhibitions.
Goldwork -- Russia (Federation) -- Exhibitions.
Silverwork -- Russia (Federation) -- Exhibitions.
Enamel and enameling -- Russia (Federation) -- Exhibitions.
Variant Title Fabergé : fantasies and treasures.
ISBN 0789300192