Book Review: Russian Decorative Arts

Russian Decorative Arts

Cynthia Coleman Sparke

Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd

ISBN-10: 1851497226
ISBN-13: 978-1851497225


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This is a welcome book that looks at Pre-revolutionary Russian decorative arts in some detail and allows us to learn more about Russian woodwork, jewellery and enamel, hardstone, awards and decorations, silver, bone, lacquer, glass, porcelain and, of course, Fabergé. It is a useful, informative, well written tool for both established and novice collectors and I am sure it will encourage the interest of many more in this fascinating area of collecting.

While the cover photograph is appropriately enough of the Yusupov 25th Wedding Anniversary Fabergé music box at Hillwood Museum in Washington where the author worked for a time, most illustrations come from the auctioneers Bonhams.

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