Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), jeweler to the Russian Imperial Court, enjoys iconic stature in the history of the goldsmith's art. His life’s work is still celebrated today, a century after the forced closure of his company in St. Petersburg, capital of the then-crumbling Russian empire. Wherever Fabergé’s works are shown, whether at exhibitions or in salerooms, they delight and inspire.
However, no man is an island. Without a host of creative talents behind the scenes – designers, master goldsmiths, and silversmiths – Carl Fabergé’s business could not have flourished. Fabergé: His Masters and Artisans lifts these craftsmen into the limelight, sharing the captivating stories of their lives and careers that add appreciably to what is known of the working processes at Fabergé. Featured here are names –familiar from the maker’s marks on countless Fabergé treasures – of men such as Erik Kollin, August Holmström, Henrik Wigström, Viktor Aarne, Gabriel Nykänen, and many others.
Authored by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm
Measurements: 10.5 x 9 inches
Published by Unicorn Publishing Group in 2019