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Fabergé Books
« on: November 25, 2005, 03:56:26 AM »
For my birthday last year, I recieved the limited edition book of the works of Fabergé, we had ordered a catalogue of the Fabergé items that were being sold from the Forbes collection. But when the Russian Tycoon bought the entire collection to take back home to Russia, they cancelled the catalogue. They rang us up about buying a new book that was coming out about the collection, I was asked if I would like it for my birthday and I said I would.
When I got it, it was the most amazing book ever, the hundreds of pages are in metallic gold, it comes in its own special slipcase and has rare pictures of the Romanovs and large close up views of the Fabergé eggs, it was a lot of money :o so I didnt get much else that birthday  :P
I would just like to ask, has anyone else got this book?
It really is amazing :)
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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2005, 03:38:27 PM »
I would like more information about the book. The same thing happened to me- auction catalogue cancelled, but they never offered another instead !!!
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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 09:26:41 AM »
There is an excellent website advertising this great book. It has plenty of good pictures and text.

http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/

But my favourites are Golden Years of Fabergé, which is based on Wigström's sketch book and Fabergé Lost and Found which is based on other Fabergé sketch books.

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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2005, 10:17:56 AM »
Thank you for the information. I shall order the book after  the holidays. The other  two you mention I already have and agree that they are well worth adding to anyone's collection.
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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2006, 07:03:50 AM »
I finally obtained the Faberge book of the Brussels exhibition (europalie russia).
It's realy good. It's available in Dutch, French and English and has amazing pictures with a high resolution.
I haven't read it yet entirely but so far it's been a great present :)
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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006, 10:56:12 AM »
Yes, I got the postcard below announcing the making of the book.



I have other Fabergé books, I can't remember their names, but they are all very similar titles, (I dont know why since I look at them often enough) but one is sort of square and thick and black with a very traditional russian Fabergé jug on the dustcover, the other is A4 size with a turquoise coloured cover and I believe it has one of the Maharaja's jewelled elephants on the front, I also have a sort of catalogue which has black and white pictures of some of the lost Fabergé eggs, one i believe was in the ice style Fabergé liked to use and used to have a pendant inside as the suprise but it was lost.
Fabergé's work constantly astounds me and shows the decadence of aristocratic Imperial Russia with rock such things as crystal and ruby parasol handles, diamond bell pushes and guilloché enamel chalk holders, hence, my screename :D
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2006, 10:08:11 AM »
The shriek of delight just heard 'round the world was me.  Via this discussion I refound a link I'd thought lost in this morning's crash, the online book about the Faberge Imerial Easter Eggs. (link http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/e_home.html)

For Christmas, I was given a brooch resembling the Lilies-of-the-Valley Egg my my wonderful mother-in-law.  (http://www.metmuseum.org/store/st_family_viewer.asp/familyID/{58FA95F8-2787-4353-8CAF-176E5A387D4E}/FromPage/catjewelry/familyNo/1/catID/{D47723BB-5E82-11D6-941A-00902786BF44})

Also the marvellous book "Faberge in the Royal Collection." (http://www.metmuseum.org/store/st_family_viewer.asp/familyID/%7B11DEF942-C513-4FFA-87A5-DA816C296493%7D/catID/%7BC9542E5B-1623-11D6-9415-00902786BF44%7D)

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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2006, 11:49:03 AM »
Is the Royal Collection actually on display anywhere?
Including the Mosaic egg etc?
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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2006, 07:46:18 AM »
Hi

There was an exhibition at Buckingham Palace last year (maybe it was the year before, time seems to fly) and the above book was published for the exhibition.  The mosaic egg was there I am pretty certain. To answer your question, no the egg is not always on display anywhere.

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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2006, 08:35:19 AM »
I have just one book on Faberge which doesn't seem to have been mentioned yet ~ it's rather old but I've treasured it for many years now. It's a big book, called 'Peter Carl Faberge, Goldsmith & jeweller to the Russian Imperial Court and principal Crowned Heads of Europe : an illustrated record and review of his life and work, Ad 1846 - 1920', by Henry Charles Bainbridge. Published 1949 and dedicated to HM Queen Mary. The written style is rather flowery and old fashioned now, but the  plates are wonderful ~ 126 of them with excellent chapters on the man, his work, his clients etc. I bought it after I had seen the Faberge objects in the collection of Lady Zia Wernher in about 1995 ~ sadly all dispersed now I'm told. Still, at least I have the record in the book.

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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2006, 09:32:57 AM »
I just got "Faberge in the Royal Collection" and I think it's marvelous. It doesn't focus on the eggs really, but gives a much greater view of the other objects that Faberge produced, like animal figurines, frames, and desk items. The pictures are large and lovely, allowing the reader to see every detail. I recommend this for people interested in Faberge, particularly those interested in his creations beyond the Easter eggs.

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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2006, 07:59:26 PM »
Does anyone have the book "Faberge Then and Now" by Geza von Habsburg?  I am considering buying this and I would like to know something more about it.  I have many other books, but this is one that I do not have.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Fabergé Books
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2006, 10:02:48 AM »
Geza von Habsburg! I do not own the book you talk of, but I do own another book by them, I shall find a link for you...
Here it is!!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0810933209/qid=1149260444/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_0_3/202-8624891-4397451

It is a beautiful book with pages and pages of information and quite a lot of good pictures, including some I have never seen anywhere else of the Romanovs.
I remember the name because it was Marie-Antoinettes maiden name :) The Habsburgs
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