Jewels of the Romanovs: Family & Court

Through his work at sotheby's and Christie's and his own research, Stefano Papi has spent years unraveling the mysteries of Russian imperial jewelry. An amazing collection of images of the romanovs, and their fabulous jewels brings the last years of the dynasty to lifeThe Romanovs ruled Russia from 1613 to 1917, their world, when the Revolution brought their reign to an end.

This new edition, published to tie in with the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, features forty-eight additional pages and some sixty new illustrations. 255 illustrations in color and black and white Thames Hudson. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a time of elegance and extravagance for the tsars and the wealthy families with whom they were linked by marriage, and nowhere are these lavish tastes more apparent than in the imperial jewels.

Every jewel tells a story. He identifies pieces with little or unknown provenance and uncovers the fascinating stories behind the jewels and the people who wore them, from the golden years through the Revolution to life in exile in Europe and America.

Jewels from Imperial St. Petersburg

With their own special allure, they are highly appreciated throughout the world as some of the most exquisite presentations ever created. Unicorn Press Ltd. This book explores a fascinating range of the jewels and objets d’art crafted in St. Ulla tillander-goldenhielm adds a touch of royalty herself as the great-granddaughter of St.

Jewelry represented comes mostly from private collections in Finland and Sweden, historical documents, diaries, letters, and each piece has a unique provenance that is relayed through anecdotes, and photographs. Jewels from Imperial St. We learn not only of the jewels, but also of the people who created them, through captivating personal histories.

Petersburg goldsmith. Lavishly produced, with more than four hundred images, the book showcases these pieces while providing important historical context. Petersburg goldsmith Alexander Tillander, a supplier to the Russian imperial court. The jewels of imperial Russia are legendary. Petersburg, beginning with the reigns of the Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great and ending in 1917 with that of Nicholas II.

She brings unparalleled knowledge of the craft of jewelry making to her task, richly describing the development of style and design within the art of the St. Petersburg makes a stunning gift for anyone who appreciates the craft of jewelry or the history of imperial Russia.

Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed

Empresses in Exile; 5. Gems from the East; 11. Compiled with full access to christie's famous archives with never-before seen materials and photography Reveals the romance, intrigue - even danger - attached to some of the world's most storied jewels For centuries, the stories of the world's great jewelry collections have lain hidden within the archives of Christie's, drama, the celebrated auctioneers.

From christie's with Love; 7. Appendix: Prestigious Provenances. Following on from the success of his books on boucheron: the secret Archives, author Vincent Meylan explores these remarkable jewelry archives, Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends and Mellerio: Jewellers to the Queens of Europe, revealing the mysteries within for the first time.

As the archives reveal, from lady patricia ramsay and the Countess of Southesk through to Princess Margaret, in the subsequent centuries, Christie's has been party to the sale of jewelry by several further generations of British royals, Countess of Snowdon. Aside from elizabeth taylor, the legendary movie star collections of Merle Oberon and Gloria Swanson are also revealed here, as well as the most famous pearls and diamonds in the world; each explored within the context of their owners' remarkable lives.

The first auction of jewelry from the british royal family took place at Christie's in 1773, after the death of the Princess of Wales, mother of George III. More than a hundred original documents from the vaults are reproduced in the book, alongside hundreds of color illustrations of the jewels and their owners.

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A History of Splendour - Tiaras

Other makers include castellani, Giuliano, Lalique, Fouquet, Garrards, and Tiffany. Even in the twenty-first century they are still worn and continue to inspire special poise and elegance. Unicorn Press Ltd. This lavishly illustrated book includes new photographs of a variety of Royal tiaras together with those of French and Russian Imperial provenances.

Used book in Good Condition. Antique Collectors Club Dist. Geoffrey munn has been granted special access to the photographic archives of many famous jewellers, including Cartier, Boucheron and Faberg,, for his research. Tiaras have always inspired a great fascination and the most beautiful and influential women have been painted, photographed and admired whilst wearing them.

Among the contemporary pieces illustrated are tiaras belonging to Jamie Lee Curtis, made by Slim Barratt, Elton John and Madonna, Vivienne Westwood, Galliano and Versace.

Faberge: Treasures of Imperial Russia: Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg

Used book in Good Condition. Unicorn Press Ltd. With all-new photography of the collection—more than 500 priceless objects in all—alongside stunning images of the majestic Shuvalov Palace, this luxurious volume is a celebration of the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship of prerevolutionary Russia and its heritage.

Fabergé: treasures of Imperial Russia. Petersburg, Russia. Fabergé Museum, St. This book showcases a wealth of precious objects—from the imperial eggs, delicate jeweled enamel clocks, and picture frames to animals carved out of hardstone and gem-encrusted jewelry and presentation boxes. Petersburg has gathered the most spectacular and comprehensive treasury of Fabergé objects.

Petersburg is a lavish volume on the most complete fabergé collection in the world, enamels, with many pieces rarely seen before, and Russian silver, from the famous imperial Easter eggs to precious jewelry, showcased in the sumptuous Shuvalov Palace in St. Antique Collectors Club Dist. Now, the fabergé Museum in St.

Exquisite examples of the jeweler’s art, fabergé’s magnificent Easter eggs, commissioned for the Romanov Imperial family, and other impeccably crafted objects continue to be prized the world over for their incredible craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty. Jeweler and goldsmith carl fabergé and his firm are renowned for creating the most superbly refined objects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for the nobility and aristocracy of imperial Russia.


Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Unicorn Press Ltd. National gem and mineral Collection, and chairman of the Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Wilfried zeisler is the hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens’ curator of Russian and 19th-century Art. Fuller is the founder and president of Martin Fuller Appraisals, LLC. Michael hall is the curator of ceramics of the Capelain Collection in Jersey, Channel Islands.

Jennifer levy is a curatorial assistant at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Jeffrey post is the curator of the U. S. The merriweather post collection offers an enthralling glimpse into one of the most remarkable, and intact, collections of jewelry ever amassed. Spectacular immerses the reader in jewelry history and design, weaving in seminal moments in Post’s life as one of the most passionate and confident collectors of jewelry of the twentieth century.

There are exquisite pieces by van cleef and arpels; numerous examples by cartier; contemporary commissions from Harry Winston, and historical pieces such as the Marie Louise Diadem, David Webb, and Fulco di Verdura, George Headley, and the legendary earrings worn by Marie Antoinette on the eve of the French Revolution.

Spectacular provides a critical perspective on developments in changing jewelry styles in America and Europe through one woman’s unique collection. Fascinating essays highlight special details of the gems and jewels, as well as their sometimes scandalous history.

Downton Abbey Movie 2019 DVD

Unicorn Press Ltd. D giles. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast. The worldwide phenomenon downton Abbey, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

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The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II

He has shown us how the whole enterprise worked, from Tsar Nicholas to his lowest cook and chambermaid. This book is a great work of scholarship--and a wonderful read. Peter kurth, author of tsar: the lost world of Nicholas and Alexandra and Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson""A mammoth, monumental achievement.

Eilers, author of queen victoria's Descendants and publisher of Royal Book News""Greg King has truly written a tour de force. D giles. Praise for the court of the last Tsar""Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored. Antique Collectors Club Dist. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and encyclopedic masterpiece that will be a major source for historians and biographers for years to come.

Marlene A. Used book in Good Condition. The book is extremely well researched, quite simply, has over 100 illustrations and is, marvelous. Coryne hall, once a grand duchess, author of little mother of russia, and Imperial Dancer""Greg King is emerging as one of the leading authorities in today's liveliest field of Russian studies, and this is a major contribution to the study of late Imperial Russia.

Joseph T. He has not only given us a fresh, clear-eyed, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, but also lived up to the promise of his title.

To Free the Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayal in Europe 1917-1919

Antique Collectors Club Dist. Used book in Good Condition. D giles. After 35 years researching and writing about the Romanovs, Coryne Hall considers the end of the 300-year-old dynasty, and the guilt of the royal families in Europe over the Romanovs' bloody end. Unicorn Press Ltd. Within months many of them were under arrest and they became "enemies of the Revolution and the Russian people.

None of them wanted to leave Russia; they expected to be back on their estates soon and live as before. Did the kaiser do enough? did george v? when the tsar’s cousins king haakon of norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas’s abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar’s cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs’ feelings about George V’s involvement.

When russia erupted into revolution, almost overnight the pampered lifestyle of the Imperial family vanished. When it became obvious that this was not going to happen a few managed to flee, but others became dependent on foreign relatives for help.

The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family

Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V, as has been the traditional view for the last century. Like a modern day detective, spain and the uk, helen Rappaport draws on new and never-before-seen sources from archives in the US, Russia, creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion.

Unicorn Press Ltd. With its up-to-the-minute research, The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romanovs. Antique Collectors Club Dist. The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible.

The murder of the romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In putin's autocratic russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

While the murders themselves have received major attention, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family―on the part of their royal relatives, other governments, and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar. Used book in Good Condition.

The Quest for Queen Mary

Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age. Giving much greater insight into queen mary than the official version, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Duke of Gloucester, and including sharply observed encounters with, among others, and a young Queen Elizabeth, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing.

The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years. Used book in Good Condition. Unicorn Press Ltd. Antique Collectors Club Dist. A scary portrait of put-upon servants and potty aristos. This is arguably the most riotously funny volume published this year'max hastings, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, Mail on SundayWhen James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary's official biography, most eccentric books of the year'Craig Brown, Sunday Times'One of the funniest, court members and retainers around Europe.

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