Romance to Revolution
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- Publication Date: January 11, 2022
- Imprint: V & A Publishing
- Trim Size: 9 3⁄4 x 11 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781838510145
- Page Count: 256
- Illustrations: 200 color illustrations
- Rights: North America
A beautifully illustrated book that explores the history and legacy of the House of Fabergé, from its origins in Russia—and its role in the glamorous world of the Romanovs—to global recognition
The name Fabergé has long been a byword for luxury. Combining an entrepreneurial vision for craftsmanship with innovative material sourcing and technical ability, Carl Fabergé created an astonishing array of bespoke jeweled and enameled objects at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. This beautifully illustrated book explores the history and legacy of the House of Fabergé, from its origins in Russia—and its role in the glamorous world of the Romanovs—to global recognition. Much of the story is familiar, but less well-known is the important part played by the London branch. Opened in 1903, and the only one outside Russia, it became a choice destination for Edwardian high society and an international clientele. Featuring more than 120 pieces, from delicate flowers to Imperial Easter eggs, and with contributions from leading experts, Fabergé: A Russian Love Affair celebrates the enduring fascination with this master craftsman’s works.
About the author
Kieran McCarthy is the managing director at Wartski. Hanne Faurby is project curator of the Fabergé: A Russian Love Affair exhibition at the V&A.