The firm of Fabergé, jeweler to the Russian court, was founded in St. Petersburg in 1842. Expanded by the founder's son, Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), the firm became one of the most famous of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Major American collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Fabergé's fame after the fall of the imperial regime, and Post’s mansion at Hillwood in Washington, DC, now houses a collection of ninety objects that includes two imperial Easter eggs, silver, jewelry, hardstone, and religious items. With new photography, exquisite works of art, and illuminating focus spreads by Fabergé experts, this volume presents the firm in the broader history of 19th- to 20th- century jewelry and goldsmithing and documents new attributions and provenances.
Wilfried Zeisler is Hillwood's chief curator. Jennifer Levy is the former curatorial assistant at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm is a jeweler and art historian based in Helsinki, Finland. Vincent and Anna Palmade are Fabergé researchers, responsible for tracking down many lost Fabergé objects. Galina Korneva is a specialist in the history of Russia and the co-author of several books with Tatiana Cheboksarova.
Hardcover or paperback
Measurements: 9.8 x 10.7 inches
Published by Giles in 2018