Faberge: His Masters and Artisans

Faberge: His Masters and Artisans

By: Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm (author)Hardback

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Written by a leading expert on Faberge and his history Previous books by the author include Jewels of Imperial St Petersburg

About Author

Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm Ph.D., is the great-granddaughter of St. Petersburg goldsmith Alexander Tillander, a supplier to the Russian imperial court. She has been researching the oeuvre of the Russian jewellers for many years. Her doctoral dissertation was on the award system of imperial Russia. She lectures, serves as a consultant for art exhibitions, and writes for exhibition catalogues and art publications in Finland and abroad. She has published several books on the art of the jewellers of St. Petersburg in Swedish, Finnish, and English, including Jewels of Imperial St Petersburg published by Unicorn in 2013.


Introduction Foreword by Geoffrey Munn 3. Orthography and Dates 4. Chronology of the House of Faberge - Emphasis on the Craftsmen and Workshops 5. Background to the Faberge family, Gustav Faberge 6. Hiskias Poentinen, Gustav Faberge's Partner and Friend 7. Wilhelm Reimer, Andrei Gur'ianov. Edward Schramm 8. Carl Faberge's Years of Study 9. Erik Kollin, Faberge's First Head Workmaster 10. August Holmstroem, Faberge's Master of Jewellery 11. The Workshop of August Holmstroem 12. Mikhail Perkhin, Faberge's Second Head Workmaster 13. The Workshop of Mikhail Perkhin 14. Henrik Wigstroem, Faberge's Third Head Workmaster 15. A Series of Coincidences 16. The Most Important Work of Engraver Jalmari Haikonen 17. Albert Holmstroem, Faberge's Second Master of Jewellery 18. Alina Holmstroem, Designer of Garland Jewellery 19. Alma Pihl. From From Trainee to Designer of Imperial Easter Eggs 20. August Hollming. Jewellery and Cigarette Cases 21. The Workshop of August Hollming 22. Vainoe Hollming 23. Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's Gift 24. Alfred Thielemann 25. Antti Nevalainen 26. Gabriel Nykanen 27. Anders Mickelsson, Vasilii Solov'ev. 28. Theodor and Anna Ringe 29. Viktor Aarne. "Our Lalique". 30. Hjalmar Armfelt. An Extraordinary Life Story 31. Fedor Afanas'ev 32. Julius Rappoport. Faberge's Head Silversmith 33. Stefan, Konstantin and Alexander Vakeva. A Family of Silversmiths 34. Gilding the Guardian Angel of St Petersburg 35. Enameling Workshops 36. Stone Cutters 37. Oskar Pihl. Faberge's First Master of Jewellery in Moscow 38. Simo Kaki. Master Case Maker 39. Appendices 40. Faberge's Marks 41. Faberge's other workmasters and contemporaries 42. St Petersburg's master goldsmiths 43. Notes 44. References 45. Acknowledgements 46. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781911604204
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781911604204
  • ISBN10: 1911604201

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