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Re: Books on Faberge - What are you looking for?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2010, 05:54:40 PM »
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Re: Books on Faberge - What are you looking for?
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2010, 09:44:45 PM »
I found a book on Faberage in my local library it looks a few years old and it is crisp like no-one has read it.   Anywho there was a beautiful chapter on the Imperial eggs which are simply beautiful.   I loved seeing one egg that had a portrait of Olga and Tatiana as nurses (egg I think has the red-cross symbol) and inside was a religious icon.  Simply breath taking the icon was.
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2010, 11:52:25 PM »
I know where your coming from. I went to the library the other day just to see if there were any Romanov related books, ( normally i never set a foot in there ) there were 4 books on the rack: Tsar , LPT, a faberge book and a book about some russian palaces. they looked brand new!

That's one of my favorite Faberge eggs! i love the 5 unfolding portraits.

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Re: Books on Faberge - What are you looking for?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2010, 07:50:59 AM »
And the book was called...?
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2010, 01:53:10 PM »
And the book was called...?

I didn't look at the title,  I think it was just titled Faberage.  But I'm going back there today so I'll get the author's name.
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Re: Books on Faberge - What are you looking for?
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2010, 07:09:36 PM »
The book was titled The art of Faberge - by John Booth   The other book I saw was titled "Faberge" by Alexander Von Solodkoff.
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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2010, 12:50:49 PM »
Hello! Is "Faberge: The Imperial Craftsman and His World" and "Faberge, imperial jeweller" the same book? Both by Geza von Habsburg.

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Re: Books on Faberge - What are you looking for?
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2010, 02:03:35 PM »
Hi Alejandro,

No, they are two different books. The "Imperial Craftsman and his World" book is from the 2000 International Faberge Exhibition. The other book is a earlier work by Geza von Habsburg.

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Re: Books on Faberge - What are you looking for?
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2010, 06:05:38 PM »
Robert is so right! With reference to cigarette cases, John Traina's book is just wonderful! I have a good drool over that one quite often and the author's collection which is lavishly illustrated is (or perhaps now is should be 'was') second to none in my humble and envious opinion!

I also have this book in my collection and and think it is one of the best. I love the focus on one particular article rather than a collection of objets d'art. It is amazing to see the variety in styles and materials used... I wouldn't have thought there could be so many small rectangular boxes--each with its own character--of such great beauty.

The book has an introduction as well as commentaries on the cases by Géza von Hapsburg. If anyone is interested in buying it I saw it at a highly reduced price on Gilbert's Royal Bookshop earlier this week.
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