RETRACING THE HISTORY OF FABERGÉ TREASURES

Sunset Faberge directly linked with the October revolution of 1917. Soon after that in Petrograd was formed "the Committee of workers of the workshops of Faberge," which took all the management of the company until November 1918, when Carl fabergé with...

FABERGÉ IN MEMORIES OF M.F. KSHESINSKAYA

Mathilda Felixovna Kshesinskaya (1872 – 1971) — an outstanding dancer of the Imperial Ballet of the Russian Empire in 1890 – 1910, graduate of the Imperial Theatre School (1880 – 1910). Best ballet critics expounded on her with delight, ballerinas of...

A HOARD OF FABERGE JEWELS FOUND IN SOLYANKA STREET

In 1990, during renovation of the typical Moscow mansion at 13 Solyanka Street builders found two old candy tins wrapped in a decayed pre-Revolutionary poster. There were 21 marvelous jewelry pieces of gold and platinum, bestudded with diamonds, sapphires...

W.A. BOLIN

The name Bolin is pronounced as “Bu-leen” in Swedish, and the Russian word булинь means “bowline” – a line for turning the leech of a sail towards the wind. The word is derived either from the Low German “bolinen” or the Dutch “boelijne”. A ship moving...

FABERGE AND THE PARIS EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE OF 1900

The 1900 Paris Universal Exposition was planned as the most ambitious exhibiton ever held. Preparations for the fair took quite some time and the city centre had to undergo some serious reconstruction. Few people know that Gare d’Orsay (a train station...

FALSHBERGE

According to modern experts there are no problems in the field of Fabergé works today? Nevertheless, while searching for Fabergé items all over the world the writer of this article had to find thousands of items with Fabergé hallmarks, but, obviously,...

FABERGE’S WORKSHOPS IN MOSCOW

It is hardly possible to find ten pages about Carl Fabergé’s workshops in Moscow in plenty of books devoted to him. In their memoirs both Henry Charles Bainbridge and Francois Bierbaum highly appreciated that high quality of design and mastery of works...

LONDON BRANCH OF THE HOUSE OF FABERGÉ

The discovery in 1979 of two books reporting on the sale of items in the London store of Faberge and one of the accounting books of the firm was of such concern to all who are The 1979 revelation of two books with sales records of London branch of the...

FABERGÉ’S HOUSES IN ST. PETERSBURG

Bolshaya Morskaya Street in St. Petersburg was a true Mecca for jewelers. This is where jewelers Bolin, Butz, Tillander, Bock, Ovchinnikov and Denisov-Uralsky lived, worked and often kept their shops at different times. As early as 1842, Gustav Fabergé,...

IMPERIAL HOUSE OF ROMANOV AND COURT JEWELERS BOLIN

In the history of Russian jewelry and entrepreneurship, Bolin family company takes its unique, special place. Literature of the last decade follows family’s progress in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Much less is written about the crucial role of...

NEW GUESSES AND DOUBTS ABOUT THE IMPERIAL FABERGE EGGS

Everyone who deals with Fabergé works of art always tries to make his contribution and fill a gap in the knowledge of the Faberge phenomenon. The Imperial Easter eggs were a part of this phenomenon and left their mark in the history of art. Carl Fabergé...

NEW FACTS ABOUT HENRIK WIGSTRÖM’S WORKSHOP

“We were standing in silence, keeping pain in our hearts and looking at our lorn workshop. Everything that was happening, resembled funeral as if each of us had lost a close and tenderly loved person...” Those were the words which an engraver Jalmari...

Fabergé Easter Eggs. Technical Aspect.

Creating his works, Fabergé used the combinations of various materials. Despite the fact, that the technique of using such materials is not always seen by the naked eye, with its help we can distinguish the works of Fabergé from the works of his contemporaries....

SHANKS, BOLIN AND LINKE. MOSCOW NAMES

The «Shanks & Bolin. Magasin Anglais» company appeared on Moscow’s jewelry platform much earlier than other enterprises, which later became very famous, such as companies of Fabergé, I.Khlebnikov, O.Kurlyukov, F.Lorie. The company was founded in 1852...

THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF FABERGÉ

The first two monographs on Fabergé published about forty years ago, were primarily based on Henry Bainbridge’s recollections of his meetings with Carl Fabergé himself or conversations of Kenneth Snowman with jeweler's eldest son, Eugène Fabergé, in the...