The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived An EmpireBook - 2008
The Easter presents that Russia's last two czars gave to their czarinas have become synonymous with privilege, beauty, and an almost provocative uselessness. They are perhaps the most redolent symbols of the old empire's phenomenal craftsmanship, of the decadence of its court, and of the upheavals that brought about its inevitable downfall. Faberge's Eggs is the first book to recount the remarkable story of these masterpieces, taking us from the circumstances that inspired each egg's design, through their disappearance in the trauma of revolution, to their eventual reemergence in the global marketplace.
Publisher: New York : Random House, , ©2008
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: 739.2 Fa
Characteristics: xvi, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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