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Fabergé Rediscovered

Published by GILES in assocation with Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Release — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 224 pages, 292 x 241 mm, (9 ½ x 11 ½ in)

Illustrations — 175 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£35.00 / US$44.95

ISBN — 978-1-911282-16-7

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About the Book

The firm of Fabergé, jeweller 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 jewellers of the late 19th to 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 her mansion at Hillwood in Washington, DC now has a collection that includes two imperial Easter eggs, silver, jewellery, hardstone, and religious items.

With new photography, exquisite works of art and illuminating focus spreads by Fabergé experts, this new volume presents the firm in the broader history of nineteenth to twentieth century jewellery and goldsmithing, and documents new attributions and provenances.

About the Author(s)

Wilfried Zeisler is Hillwood’s chief curator. Jennifer Levy was the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens curatorial assistant from 2015-2017. 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.