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Sparke C.C. ( Автор / Составитель )

Russian Decorative Arts

An informative guide to Russian Decorative Arts and their historical context Covers a wide range of crafts including Fabergé, jewellery, woodwork, hardstone, glass and porcelain, as well as precious metal Explores pre-Revolutionary Russia, discussing various artefacts of the Tsarist era as far back as the 16th and 17th centuries with particular focus on the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries Ideal for both novice and established collectors of the field "At a time when interest in Russia's past has never been so strong and Russian artefacts at auction continue to achieve astonishing prices, Cynthia Coleman Sparke's new book is a timely and indispensable companion for both enthusiastic beginner and established collector" John C Benjamin, Antiques Roadshow jewellery specialist Russia's last great Imperial celebration took place at the Winter Palace in St Petersburg with the lavish ball of 1913 celebrating 300 years of Romanov rule. The finest gowns, jewels, snuff boxes, and banqueting tableware of the Tsarist era were sumptuously displayed then for the last time. The outbreak of World War I in 1914 and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 brought such opulence to an end. Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians have been eager to repatriate their lost heritage. Works by jewellers and silversmiths to the Tsars are particularly sought after today as status symbols, with the market for pre-Revolutionary decorative arts touching a wide audience - from the curators at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, to the predawn bargain hunters at the Paris flea markets. Russian Decorative Arts offers an introductory guide to porcelain, glass, silver, Tula work and other base metals, orders and decorations, jewellery, objects of virtue, Fabergé, lapidary, woodwork and walrus ivory. Each topic is detailed in an illustrated chapter introducing the techniques, its specific Russian characteristics and an overview of the principle makers.
ISBN: 978-1-85149-722-5
год: 2014
форма выпуска: Твёрдый переплёт
издательство: Antique Collectors' Club
место издания: Великобритания
язык текста: Английский
страниц: 304
цвет обложки: Серый  
иллюстрации: Цветные иллюстрации  
формат: 245x305 мм
вес: 2079 гр.
все книги издательства: Antique Collectors' Club
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