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Russian silver in America : surviving the melting pot

Author: Anne Odom
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Hillwood Museum and Gardens Foundation ; London : in association with D. Giles Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traces the history of Russian silver from before 1700 to 1917, following its fate in the 1920s and 1930s, when much of it was sold to American collectors and is now found in many public museums"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Odom
ISBN: 9781904832812 1904832814 9781931485098 1931485097
OCLC Number: 664354630
Description: 232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Major American collectors : contrasts in taste and focus --
Transition to Western styles : silver before 1700 --
Triumph of the Baroque : Peter and Elizabeth --
Rococo to Neoclassicism: Catherine and Paul --
Revival styles from Empire to Neorococo : Alexander I and Nicholas I --
The Russian style to Fabergé --
Fabergé to Modernism --
The Revolution and the fate of Russian silver.
Responsibility: Anne Odom.

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A beautifully illustrated book which traces the history of Russian silver from before 1700 through the turbulence of the early 20th century to the American collections where much of it is found today.

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A fascinating, informative book that reveals the story of Russian silver (and some gold) and its makers from the 17th century onwards Tim Forrest, "Goldsmith" A joy to read The book affirms to the Read more...

 
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