Faberge's Animals: A Royal Farm in Miniature

Overview

In 1907 King Edward VII and his consort, Queen Alexandra, commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé to create miniature hardstone carvings of all the animals on their sprawling country estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. Domestic or wild, each creature was to be rendered in hardstone adorned with rose diamonds, emeralds, and rubies by the celebrated Russian goldsmith and jeweler, whose name was already synonymous the world over with opulence and grandeur.

 

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Overview

In 1907 King Edward VII and his consort, Queen Alexandra, commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé to create miniature hardstone carvings of all the animals on their sprawling country estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. Domestic or wild, each creature was to be rendered in hardstone adorned with rose diamonds, emeralds, and rubies by the celebrated Russian goldsmith and jeweler, whose name was already synonymous the world over with opulence and grandeur.

 

Fabergé’s Animals takes the reader on a dazzling tour of the Sandringham commission—the largest collection of Fabergé’s hardstone animal carvings in existence. The book brings the magic of this miniature menagerie to life with photographs, sketches, and other documentary material—some never before seen—from both the Russian and royal archives. Along with a historical introduction to the royal patronage behind the commission, this stunning volume includes information on Fabergé's workshops and carvers, and the materials and special techniques they employed.

 

With more than 150 lavish full-color photographs—many newly commissioned—Fabergé’s Animals is a resplendently beautiful book.

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In 1907, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra used their royal prerogative and commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé to create a carved bejeweled menagerie of all the animals at Sandringham, their vast Norfolk country estate. This collection, the largest collection of Fabergé hardstone animal carvings, here reemerges in its full radiance, drawing on both British royal and Russian archives. With its 150 photographs, sketches, and documentary material, Fabergé's Animals offers a unique view into the artistry of the man who was once the world's most elite jeweler.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905686124
  • Publisher: Royal Collection Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 842,033
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline de Guitaut is Assistant Curator of the Queen’s Works of Art and Assistant to the Director of the Royal Collection.

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Table of Contents

Family Tree of the British, Danish, and Russian Royal Families Introduction

Fabergé at Sandringham Dogs and Cats Horses The Farmyard The Estate

Glossary Bibliography Index Chronology of the House of Fabergé

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