The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire
By Tony Faber
The Faberge Rose Trellis Imperial Egg is one of the most popular pieces of art in the Walters permanent collection. In this enthralling book, Toby Faber tells the story of the exquisite Faberge eggs given by the czars of Russia to their czarinas. The first book to recount the remarkable stories of these masterpieces, he takes us from circumstances that inspired each egg’s design, through their disappearance in the trauma of the Russian Revolution, to their eventual re-emergence in the global marketplace. It is an engrossing and compelling account that combines unique decorative art, contemporary culture, history, and the murder of the Romanovs with the excitement of a crime novel.
9.3"h x 6.4"w