Masterpieces from the House of Faberge

Alexander von Solodkoff

ISBN 10: 0810980894 / ISBN 13: 9780810980891
Published by Abradale Press/Harry N Abrams, New York, NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Masterpieces from the House of Faberge by Alexander von Solodkoff. Published by Abradale Press/Harry N Abrams, New York, NY, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 4to. Condition: Fine in Good- DJ. Orig owners name in ink inside front cover. 192 Pgs. ISBN 0810980894. LCCN 88-34349. The author tells the fascinating story of the rise of the House of Faberge and in particular of Carl Faberge, son of the founder, whose stroke of genius it was to deflect the firm's business from conventional jewelry to the elegant and amusing baubles that were the conversation pieces of their day. The author describes the royal and fashionable international clientele who bought their gifts and household trinkets at Faberge. Collectors' items and nearly all of the known Imperial Easter Eggs can be found in color photographs in this book. A complete catalogue (as of publication time) of the growing Forbes Magazine Faberge Collection, a chronology, and a list of Faberge workmasters and their marks makes this a useful reference book. More than 350 illustrations, including 80 plates in full color. Description text copyright 2007 BooksForComfort. Item ID 15865. Bookseller Inventory # 15865

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Title: Masterpieces from the House of Faberge

Publisher: Abradale Press/Harry N Abrams, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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Peter Carl Faberge, court jeweler to the czars, is a name synonymous with beauty, craftsmanship, and sumptuous excess. This exciting book features some of the best photographs ever made of Faberge objects. Over 350 illustrations, 80 in full color.

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