Überblick:Klappentext A lavish volume on the most complete Fabergé collection in the world with many pieces rarely seen before from the famous imperial Easter eggs to precious jewelry enamels and Russian silver showcased in the sumptuous Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg Russia.Jeweler and goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé and his firm are renowned for creating the most superbly refined objects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for the nobility and aristocracy of imperial Russia. Exquisite examples of the jeweler's art Fabergé's magnificent Easter eggs commissioned for the Romanov Imperial family and other impeccably crafted objects continue to be prized the world over for their incredible craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty.Now the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg has gathered the most spectacular and comprehensive treasury of Fabergé objects from collections around the world. This book showcases a wealth of precious objects-from the imperial eggs delicate jeweled enamel clocks and picture frames to animals carved out of precious stone and gem-encrusted jewelry and presentation boxes.With all-new photography of the collection-more than 500 priceless objects in all-alongside stunning images of the majestic Shuvalov Palace this luxurious volume is a celebration of the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship of prerevolutionary Russia and its heritage. Buchrückseite Carl Faberge's unparalleled creativity and craftsmanship won him the recognition of the Russian Imperial Court at the turn of the last century. Few objects are as universally loved as his jewel-encrusted Easter eggs crafted for the last two czars of Russia each containing a surprise. Featured in this delightful introduction to the House of Faberge is a selection of his most celebrated works that have found their way into American collections. Easter eggs are just a portion of this master's prodigious production which comprised over 150000 jewels silver pieces and objects of art. The latter are fantasies in gold enamel and hardstone and include elegant picture frames and cigarette cases created for the ruling families of Europe and other wealthy patrons. Intimate glimpses into the world of this ingenious designer are captured through excerpts from letters and quotes from an adoring press. The Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna exclaimed upon receiving a Faberge egg 'It is an unbelievably beautiful and superbly fine piece of work. Faberge is the greatest genius of our time...'. The fifty-four choice objects beautifully photographed are from American public and private collections. The book also contains a chronology and a reading list. Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Written by internationally known authors and leading experts: Géza von Habsburg Tatiana Muntian Valentin Skurlov Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm Kieran McCarthy Mark Schaffer Irina Buseva-Davydova Alexander von Solodkoff and Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya.