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Faberge : Lost and Found - Recently Discovered Jewelry Designs from the St. Petersburg Archives

Snowman, A.Kenneth

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ISBN 10: 0500236690 / ISBN 13: 9780500236697
Editorial: Thames & Hudson, London, 2003
Condición: Nr. Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Pamela Bakes at Page Two - ABA (Fitzroy, VICTO, Australia)

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An unmarked "gift quality" book described as "a critically important document for jewellery collectors and historians, as well as practising jewellers and ornamental artists. It is also a treasury of unsurpassed craftsmanship and exquisite beauty." Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 025708

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Título: Faberge : Lost and Found - Recently ...

Editorial: Thames & Hudson, London

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Nr. Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Nr. Fine

Edición: First.

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For more 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).

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For readers acquainted only with Faberge's jewel-encrusted eggs, the graceful, dainty pendants, brooches, and diadems shown here reveal the more utilitarian aspects of the famous house's business of catering to aristocratic taste. Delicate hand-colored drawings reproduced from two recently discovered design stock books dating from 1909 to 1915--many accompanied by photos of the finished products, on loan from their owners--form the bulk of the book. By his own admission, however, Snowman ( The Master Jewelers , LJ 10/15/90; Carl Faberge : Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia , LJ 10/15/79) merely repeats and expands upon his September 1987 article in Apollo magazine: Out of the 205 illustrations in the book, more than 40 first appeared in Apollo , as did much of the text. Though this is a beautifully made book, in view of the availability of the Apollo article and the narrow topic, only libraries with strong interest in Faberge or comprehensive decorative art collections need to acquire it.
- Therese D. Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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