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Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2009, 07:38:16 PM »
Yes, it does have a couple of invoices. Remember those are pre-revolution prices Other books have them as well, invoices, that is. The "Imperial Jeweler"   also discusses the costs in the text,  but at almost 500 pages,  I do not have the time to read it again.  Admittedly, a lot of those pages are  beautiful colour pictures.
  BTW, the Faberge shop still exists.  It looks pretty much the same as it did back then, amazing. But  the merchandise is no where near what Faberge offered, of course.
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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2009, 09:02:17 PM »
It seems extraordinary that the shop is still there!!! I must admit I have a thing about modern Faberge.....it makes me shudder.....I know it probably sounds mean...but I have always thought it cheap, nasty fake tat akin to what one can pick up in the far east, but which is over priced and to me vulgar!

Sorry...I must sound like such a snob....but then again I am!!!!! Just don't tell anyone please!

Anyway....thank you so much for all your assistance I shall get on with adding to my budding collection...seventeen books...you lucky Faberge fiend you, goodness me, you must be able able to indulge in veritably Faberge 'drool' feasts whilst I am still subsisting on mere 'canapes - like' morsels by comparison!!!



 

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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2009, 10:16:32 PM »
As I recall, the shop does not sell much, if any, modern Faberge.  It is mainly expensive jewelry for froeign tourists. The place was pretty empty of customers when I visited it.
 As for the books, I have been collecting for many years so I  bought  when they first came out, or at used book stores before the demand became popular. For years, Faberge was considered old fashioned and redundant. Now, of course, we can't touch the real stuff.
 And, I agree, I do not like the new stuff either. Over proiced and not of great value.  The pure artistry is not there either, in my opinion.
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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2009, 08:36:28 PM »
A plate celebrating the centenary of the Romanov dynasty:







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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2009, 02:09:17 PM »
The etched center of the gold and enameled (seemingly) glass plate body bears the coat of arms of the city of Saint Petersburg.    AP

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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2009, 03:55:10 PM »
The etched center of the gold and enameled (seemingly) glass plate body bears the coat of arms of the city of Saint Petersburg.    AP

Thanks, Aleksandr! It was on display here in Lisbon, in a Hermitage Exhibition at the Ajuda Palace. Such wonders! It sure is marvelous.


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Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2009, 04:17:03 PM »
I am happy to be of assistance, "DonaAntonia" !  May I say that I have visited your beautiful country (including Lisbon) several times and hope to return!  Best regards,  AP

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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2009, 10:02:27 PM »
I am happy to be of assistance, "DonaAntonia" !  May I say that I have visited your beautiful country (including Lisbon) several times and hope to return!  Best regards,  AP

Thanks again, Aleksandr Pavlovich! I wish I could also say I have visited your country (I assume it is Russia), but still have not done so, unfortunately (I think I should put a crying «smiley» here).
Anyway, if I can be of assistance too, I'll be more than glad to give you some guiding lines when you visit Portugal, just in case you still need them.


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Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
Princess Antonia (letter to her brother, King Luiz, 1887)

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« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2009, 10:15:47 PM »
Thank you, my Lady!   You are very kind!    AP

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« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2009, 10:26:11 PM »
Faberge items from the Alexander Palace:


(Palisander room)


(Alexandra's rooms)


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« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2009, 10:33:43 PM »
They are beautiful, Sarushka!
I was so surprised when I saw some of the Fabergé treasures over here in Portugal! I had not imagined the perfection of his miniature crowns (made for the 1900 Paris Exhibition) and was fascinated that he could also create something as simple as a photo frame and make it look Fabergé all the same.


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Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
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Re: Fabergé’s Beautiful Creations (w/photos)
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2009, 06:13:25 AM »
Love this thread! Thankyou!

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« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2010, 11:29:56 PM »
Here is a list of austions at Chrisites that may incldue FAberge in the next few months
http://www.christies.com/departments/russian-works-of-art-and-faberge/index.aspx

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« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2010, 06:57:49 AM »
If you are feeling well cashed up, there is a nice sale of Faberge coming up at Sotheby's
http://browse.sothebys.com/?q=faberge%20

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« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2010, 09:04:57 AM »
These are the details of an auction that was held in Dec 2009 of FAberge items that had an imperial provenance.

Gold Faberge items lead sale of Russian imperial heirlooms
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A recent sale of heirlooms from Russian imperial history saw several gold items made by Faberge lead the way in terms of price.

The Sotheby's Romanov Heirlooms: The Lost Inheritance of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna auction in London resulted in more than £7 million worth of objects being sold - far surpassing the original estimate of between £600,000 and £900,000.

A 25th Wedding Anniversary Faberge Imperial jewelled four-colour gold cigarette case was the top lot in the auction, selling for £612,250 - more than 12 times its estimate - and setting a new auction record for a Faberge cigarette case in the process.

Meanwhile, another record was set when a Tenth Wedding Anniversary pair of Faberge jewelled gold cufflinks sold for £103,250, more than 20 times its original estimate and a new auction record for a set of cufflinks.

All of the items in the sale belonged to Maria Pavlovna, Grand Duchess Vladimir, and her late husband, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, who was the son of Emperor Alexander II and brother of Emperor Alexander III.

"Successful buyers in tonight's sale have, without doubt, acquired a piece of Russian imperial history," commented Olga Vaigatcheva and Darin Bloomquist of Sotheby's.

Faberge is best known for the jewelled eggs it made for the Russian imperial family between 1885 and 1916.