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Author Faber, Toby, 1965-

Title Fabergé's eggs : the extraordinary story of the masterpieces that outlived an empire / Toby Faber.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    739.2092 Faberge,P FAB    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xvi, 302 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-286) and index.
Summary The Easter presents that Russia's last two czars gave to their czarinas have become synonymous with privilege, beauty, and an almost provocative uselessness. They are perhaps the most redolent symbols of the old empire's phenomenal craftsmanship, of the decadence of its court, and of the upheavals that brought about its inevitable downfall. Faberge's Eggs is the first book to recount the remarkable story of these masterpieces, taking us from the circumstances that inspired each egg's design, through their disappearance in the trauma of revolution, to their eventual reemergence in the global marketplace.
Subject Fabergé, Peter Carl, 1846-1920.
Romanov, House of -- Art patronage.
Fabergé (Firm)
Fabergé eggs.
ISBN 9781400065509 (alk. paper)
140006550X (alk. paper)

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