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Faberge in America

Geza Von Habsburg

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ISBN 10: 0884010872 / ISBN 13: 9780884010876
Published by Thames and Hudson (, New York, NY, 1996
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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First Softcover Edition. A VERY GOOD, clean, tight, scholar/collector-worthy copy. PROLIFICALLY ILLUSTRATED wi th 417 full-color photographs of Faberge pieces with accompanying descriptive captions.A FABERGE AFFICIONADO/COLLECTOR GEM! Book published in conjunction with the 1996-97 traveling exhibition of the same name organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. CONTENTS include the following articles/sections: History of the House of Faberge; Carl Faberge and His American Clients: 1900-1917; The Legacy of the Czars: 1920s-1930s; The Hammer Years: 1930s-1950s; Matilda Geddings Gray: A Louisiana Collector; India Early Minshall: Portrait Sketch of a Russophile; Lillian Thomas Pratt: An Aesthetic Antiquarian; Majorie Merriweather Post: A Collector Discovers Imperial Russia; The Postwar Years 1950s-1970s; The Faberge Collection of Malcolm S. Forbes: More Than He Dreamed; Faberge Collectors Today. 366 pages. *NOTE: Due to well-over 4 lb. shipping weight of the book significant additional shipping cost will be required for expedited and out-of-U.S. shipment. GG3 Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007497

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Title: Faberge in America

Publisher: Thames and Hudson (, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Pictorial Softcover. Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Edition: First Thus.

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The outstanding legacy of the Russian goldsmith and jeweler Carl Faberge has captured the public's imagination for many years. During his lifetime, Faberge's extravagant jewelry and "objects d'art" brought him patronage from the world's most affluent people, and throughout this century his work has been avidly collected by public art institutions and individuals. Published to accompany a travelling exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this text is dedicated to the works that have been amassed by American collectors. Spanning almost half a century, this work combines bibliographical accounts of the most important American Faberge clients and collectors with photographs of the treasures. Following a brief background history of the House of Faberge, the first section of the book is devoted to the period before World War I. The second part covers the years between 1930 and 1950 when the first great American collections were formed, including those of Matilda Geddings Gray, India Early Minshall, Lillian Thomas Pratt and Marjorie Merriweather Post. A final section looks at those formed between 1950 and the present day, with particular emphasis on Malcolm S. Forbes, who built up what is undoubtedly the biggest and most impressive Faberge collection in the world.

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