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Fabergé and the Russian crafts tradition : an empire's legacy
Fabergé and the Russian crafts tradition : an empire's legacy
Trombly, Margaret Kelly, 1949- author.
Publication Information:
London Thames & Hudson, 2017.
Physical Description:
208 pages : colour illustrations, genealogical table ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Published in collaboration with the Walters Art Museum.
This publication accompanies the exhibition Fabergé and the Russian craft tradition: An empire's legacy at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, from 12 November 2017 to 27 May 2018.
Foreword / Introduction / Baron Stieglitz, the Polovtsov family, and the pursuit of art / Alexandre Polovtsoff / Imperial Russian jewelery / Catalogue / Late nineteenth-to early twentieth-century Russian enamel artisans
This book gives a fascinating overview of Russian decorative art, revealing a highly accomplished crafts tradition that persisted over nine centuries. It includes works by Peter Carl Fabergé and his workshop, jeweled Byzantine icons, silver drinking vessels, and intricate enamels. Featured are two extraordinary Fabergé eggs that were once in the Russian Imperial collection, including one that opens up to reveal a miniature gold replica of the Gatchina Palace, near St. Petersburg. The decorative arts had flourished in Russia under the patronage of the tsars and their court, whose apparently limitless resources supported the production of some of the most technically sophisticated works of art ever made.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-201) and index.
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