Of the more than fifty books or catalogues published about Carl FabergŽ, the world’s most famous jeweler, the present volume is the most luxurious hitherto.
The book is a lavish catalogue of the fifteen eggs by the Russian master formerly owned by the Forbes family and recently acquired by the Russian businessman, Victor Vekselberg. Included are ten of the famous Imperial Easter eggs, the best-known collection of such treasures in the West. The most celebrated among them is the incomparable Coronation Coach Egg of 1897, which has been shown at over thirty-five exhibitions and mentioned in more than one hundred and fifty books and articles. This treasure, and its companion, the sumptuous Lilies of the Valley Egg created in the following year, both undoubtedly among the young Empress’ favorites, were kept by her in a small cabinet in her private apartment in the Winter Palace. Additionally, the book also comprises an Imperial surprise and five further Easter eggs made for non-Imperial clients.
• The book measures: 12,75” x 9,75” , slipcase: 13,25” x 10,125”
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