Faberge Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia

Faberge Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia

By: Will Lowes (author), Christel Ludewig McCanless (author)Hardback

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The most complete reference available on Faberge eggs, the Encyclopedia is the only work of its kind. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful four-color photos. - The introductory essay is the first ever to outline the personal relationships between the Russian Imperial Court Jeweler, Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920), and the two women he served, the Tsarina Alexandra and her mother-in-law, the Dowager Empress Marie. - The second essay traces the Imperial Easter eggs after the fall of the Romanov dynasty. - The main part of the book provides comprehensive information about 66 Faberge eggs, including the names of the work master and his assistants (where known), the marks, materials used, dimensions, technical descriptions, background notes, provenance detail, all known public exhibitions, and extensive reference citations. The citations cover materials in English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Finnish, and are arranged by types of publication. - The "Who's Who" section profiles over 500 artisans and companies who worked for, or with, Faberge . It includes work master marks and important new archival material. - Appendix I details 16 Faberge egg auctions. Appendix II (Exhibitions, 1900-1997) describes over 100 Faberge exhibitions worldwide. - A glossary completes the volume. Not just an elegant volume about objets d'art or unequaled majesty, the Encyclopedia is the premier reference work on the subject, compiled by the world's leading experts. Essential for all fine arts and museum libraries; will also be of interest to academic and public libraries, collectors and dealers.

About Author

Will Lowes, a journalist with more than 30 years of experience with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a producer, editor, and public relations director, resides in Adelaide, Australia. Christel L. McCanless, a library consultant and independent researcher, is the author of the definitive bibliography, Faberge and His Works: An Annotated Bibliography of the First Century of His Art (Scarecrow Press, 1994). The authors have also compiled a database, Lowes and McCanless Index to Faberge at Auction of 19,000 Faberge objects which have come under the hammer on the world auction market between 1934 and the present.


Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Using This Book Chapter 5 List of Abbreviations Chapter 6 The Faberge Hunt Continues Part 7 New Research by Will Lowes Chapter 8 Faberge, the Tsarinas, and the Easter Eggs Chapter 9 Let the Sales Begin! Part 10 Encyclopedia of Faberge Eggs Chapter 11 Tsar Imperial Chapter 12 Imperial Chapter 13 Kelch Chapter 14 Other Part 15 Encyclopedia of Who's Who in the House of Faberge Part 16 Appendix 1: Auctions Part 17 Appendix 2: Exhibitions, 1900-1997 Part 18 Glossary Part 19 Index Part 20 About the Authors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810839465
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780810839465
  • weight: 1116
  • ISBN10: 0810839466

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