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Faberge Rediscovered : Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens - WILFRIED ZEISLER

Faberge Rediscovered

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2018
ISBN: 9781911282167
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Presents 90 outstanding pieces made by celebrated jeweller Gustav Faberge, including two of the famous imperial Easter eggs.

The firm of Faberge, jeweller to the Russian court, was founded in St. Petersburg in 1842. Expanded by the founder's son, Peter Carl Faberge (1846–1920), the firm became one of the most famous jewellers of the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. Major American collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Faberge's success after the fall of the imperial regime, and her mansion at Hillwood in Washington, DC now has a collection of about ninety pieces, including two imperial Easter eggs, various works of art of imperial provenance, silver, jewelry, hardstone, and religious items.

Recent research on Faberge, revelations from the Russian public archives, and the discovery of objects thought to be lost have brought to light new information about Faberge's career and his creations, including material on several of Hillwood’s Faberge items.

With fabulous new photography, exquisite works of art, and illuminating focus spreads by Faberge experts, this new volume presents the firm in the broader history of nineteenth to twentieth century jewelry and goldsmithing, documents new attributions and provenances, and examines our continuing fascination with Faberge's remarkable work.

Book Features:

  • Presents 90 fabulous pieces made by celebrated Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge.
  • Features new research, exciting discoveries, and wonderful images
  • Will appeal to a broad range of collectors, designers, historians, and general readers

About the Author

Wilfried Zeisler is Hillwood's chief curator.

175 colour images




Carl Faberge: A Nineteenth-century Jeweler and Businessman

Faberge workshops and branches

Miniature Portraiture and Photography in Faberge's Works by Jennifer Levy

Clientele and objects

Empress Alexandra's Presentation Snuffboxes by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm

The Twelve Monograms Egg's Missing Surprise Identified by Anna and Vincent Palmade

Marjorie Merriweather Post, Collector of Faberge

Elevation of the True Cross Icon by Galina Korneva and Tatiana Cheboksarova

Directory of Workmasters, Designers, and Firms

Faberge at Hillwood

Select Bibliography

Photographic Credits


ISBN: 9781911282167
ISBN-10: 1911282166
Series: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st August 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.2 x 24.1  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.52

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