Jeweller and goldsmith Peter Carl Faberge and his firm are renowned for creating the most superbly refined objects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for the nobility and aristocracy of imperial Russia. Exquisite examples of the jeweller's art, Faberge s magnificent Easter eggs, commissioned for the Romanov Imperial family, and other impeccably crafted objects continue to be prized the world over for their incredible craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty. Now, the Faberge Museum in St. Petersburg has gathered the most spectacular and comprehensive treasury of Faberge objects from collections around the world. This book showcases a wealth of precious objects from the imperial eggs, delicate jewelled enamel clocks, and picture frames to animals carved out of precious stone and gem-encrusted jewellery and presentation boxes. With all-new photography of the collection more than 500 priceless objects in all alongside stunning images of the majestic Shuvalov Palace, this luxurious volume is a celebration of the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship of preRevolutionary Russia and its heritage.
Geza von Habsburg is an internationally known author and authority on Faberge who has served as curator and organizer for a number of Faberge exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He has written or co-written 9 books on Faberge and related topics. Tatyana Muntyan is chief curator of the Faberge Collection in the Armory of the Moscow Kremlin, and is a leading expert in the field.