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Faberg�'s Eggs The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire

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ISBN-10: 140006550X

ISBN-13: 9781400065509

Edition: 2008

Authors: Toby Faber

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InStradivari's Genius, Toby Faber charted the fascinating course of some of the world's most prized musical instruments. Now, in this enthralling new book, he tells the story of objects that are, to many, the pinnacle of the jeweler's art: the Faberge imperial eggs. 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 Eggsis the first book to recount the remarkable story of these masterpieces,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English