Zarengold: 100 Meisterwerke der Goldschmiedekunst aus der Staatlichen Eremitage St. Petersburg : die Gilde der ausländischen Meister

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Fritz Falk
Arnoldsche, 1995 - Antiques & Collectibles - 240 pages
The State Ermitage of St. Petersburg is one of the most important and magnificent treasure-vaults in the world. Among other things, it includes masterpieces of goldsmithing from antiquity to the beginning of this century.For this publication, treasures created between the early 18th and the late 19th centuries have been chosen from the extensive collections at the Ermitage. Pieces of jewelry which were the personal property of the tsars reflect the glory of the Russian royal court. Among the treasures illustrated are magnificent pocket watches set with precious jewels, snuffboxes with portraits of the Romanovs, and ornamental weapons and the diamond-decorated walking stick of Katharina II.

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Gold of the Tsars: 100 Masterpieces of Goldsmith's Art of the Hermitage

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In line with current interest in the splendors of imperial Russia, this book features some of the finest examples of snuffboxes, jewelry, and other trinkets representing artistry by mostly foreign ... Read full review

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