St. Martin's Press, 1995
St. Martin’s Press, 1995
Copenhagen Venue, 2002
Copenhagen Venue, 2002
Selected Fabergé Bibliography
compiled by Christel Ludewig McCanless
Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), Russian court jeweler to Tsar Alexander III and his consort, Marie Fedorovna, and to Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra Fedorovna, created Imperial Easter eggs and objets d’art from 1885-1917. The publications below are in chronological order to show the historical development of the House of Fabergé. The tragic story of the last of the Romanovs is told in Massie, Nicholas and Alexandra, 1967.
Journal citations, not included in this selected bibliography, are in McCanless, Fabergé and His Works: An Annotated Bibliography of the First Century of His Art, 1994.
Additional published sources about Fabergé eggs are in Lowes and McCanless, Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia, 2001.
McCanless, 1994
McCanless, 1994
Lowes & McCanless, 2001
Lowes & McCanless, 2001
Carl Fabergé and His Story

Hammer, Armand. Quest of the Romanoff Treasure, 1932.
Author describes his travels in the Soviet Union in the early 1920’s and the subsequent export of the Romanoff treasures. Fabergé objects acquired during this time were for sale and exhibited in the 1930’s at the Hammer Galleries in New York City, and in department stores in various cities in the United States.
Bainbridge, Henry Charles. Twice Seven, 1933.
Author, as the manager of the London Fabergé shop, provides first hand knowledge in a few chapters about Carl Fabergé, jeweler to the Russian Imperial Tsars: Alexander III (1845-1894) and his wife, Marie Fedorovna, and Nicholas II (1868-1918) and his wife, Alexandra Fedorovna.
Exhibition of Russian Art at 1 Belgrave Square, London, 1935.
First exhibition of at least eight Fabergé eggs and other objects in the house of Madame Koch de Gooreynd in London to aid the Imperial Russian Red Cross.
Bainbridge, Henry Charles. Peter Carl Fabergé: Goldsmith and Jeweller to the Russian Imperial Court and the Principal Crowned Heads of Europe, 1949.
First monograph with black/white and color illustrations which brought the art of Fabergé to the attention of the western world.
The Family and House of Fabergé | Peter Carl Fabergé, the Man | The Art and Craft of Fabergé | The Imperial Russian Easter Eggs | Fabergé in the Edwardian Era and the Sandringham Animals and Flowers | The Fabergé Figurines in Russian Stones of Colour | The Workmasters of Fabergé | The Marks of Fabergé
Wartski, London. Fabergé: A Loan Exhibition of the Works of Carl Fabergé, Jeweller and Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia (1846-1920), and A La Vieille Russie, New York. An Exhibition of His Works: Peter Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith and Jeweller to the Russian Imperial Court and to the Principal Crowned Heads of Europe, 1949.
Exhibitions held in London and New York City consecutively to coincide with the publication of Bainbridge’s 1949 monograph.
Snowman, 1962
Snowman, 1962

Ross, Marvin C. Fabergé: Illustrated with Objects from the Walters Art Gallery, 1952.
Booklet illustrating the Fabergé collection acquired by art collector Henry Walters in the Fabergé shop in St. Petersburg in 1900, and later willed to the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore (MD).
Snowman, A. Kenneth. The Art of Carl Fabergé, 1953.
Author, chairman of the British jewelry dealer Wartski, arranged the first Fabergé loan exhibition in 1949, and in this book he details the history of the firm and provides technical descriptions of the objets de vertu. (Editor’s note: A revised and enlarged edition with new information was published in 1962. All subsequent editions and impressions are reprints of this edition.)
The House of Fabergé | Artist or Craftsman | Formative Influences | Materials and Techniques | Objects of Function | The Jewellery | The Stone Carvings | Toys and Flowers | The Imperial Easter Eggs – Catalogue of Imperial Easter Eggs – Some Specially Commissioned Easter Eggs | Gold Marks and Workmasters’ Initials | The Designers, Craftsmen, and Managers | Chronological Table of Events | Family Tree | Jury’s Report, Paris Exhibition, 1900 | Foreword to the 1899 Catalogue
Wartski, London. Special Coronation Exhibition of the Work of Carl Fabergé, 1953.
Catalog for the first exhibition of 365 Fabergé objects from the collection of Queen Elizabeth II as well as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and other sources, planned to coincide with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953.
Lesley, Parker. Handbook of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection: Russian Imperial Jewels, 1960.
Catalogue raisonné of the Fabergé collection acquired between 1933-1946 by Mrs. Pratt, wife of a General Motors executive of Fredericksburg (VA). It was willed to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond in 1947 and opened to the public in 1954. Contains black and white illustrations.
Scope of the Collection | Installation of the Collection | Peter Carl Fabergé and His Atelier | Objects in the Collection – Animals – Easter Eggs – Flowers – Frames – Handles – Icons – Jewelry – Miscellaneous (Objects) | Fabergé Materials and Techniques
Hawley, 1967
Hawley, 1967

A La Vieille Russie, New York. The Art of Peter Carl Fabergé: A Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Scholarship Fund of the Manhattan School of Music, 1961. Second major American exhibition held on the premises of long-time New York City Fabergé dealer, A La Vieille Russie.
Ross, Marvin C. Art of Karl Fabergé and His Contemporaries, 1965.
Monograph with an introduction by Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune, describes Mrs. Post’s Russian decorative arts collection including Fabergé. In 1977 this collection became part of Hillwood Museum, her former residence, in Washington (DC). Mrs. Post acquired her first Fabergé object in 1927 and more objects were added in the 1930’s.
Fabergé and His Master Craftsmen | Fabergé’s Russian Followers and Imitators | The Pan-Slavic Movement in Metalwork and Enamel | Russian Imperial Mementoes
Hawley, Henry. Fabergé and His Contemporaries: The India Early Minshall Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967.
Catalogue raisonné for a Fabergé collection acquired by one of the four women collectors in the United States in the 1930-40’s and later willed to museums.
Catalogue | Fabergé’s St. Petersburg House | Fabergé’s Moscow Branch
Snowman, A. Kenneth. Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, 1979.
Based on information found in two earlier books (Bainbridge, 1949, and Snowman, 1953) the author was able to add to this text color photographs of the Royal Collection of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and other member of the British Royal family. New color illustrations of the Moscow Kremlin Fabergé collection are included.
Metals, Enamels, and Stones | A Restless Imagination | Stone Carvings | Flower Studies | Imperial Easter Eggs | In Retrospect | Marks and Standards | Wrong Attributions, Pastiches & Forgeries | Chronological Table
von Habsburg, Géza, and Alexander von Solodkoff. Fabergé, Court Jeweler to the Tsars, 1979.
The authors affiliated with Christie’s, a leading auction house dealing in Fabergé, detail the styles and techniques used by Fabergé, his rivals, and imitators. Included are a list of 40 work masters and their marks, a photographic catalog of the Easter eggs, rare sketches from the Fabergé archives, and pages from the newly discovered sales ledgers from the London Fabergé branch.
The Family and the Development of the Firm | The Foundation of Fabergé’s Success | The Fabergé Style | Art, Craftsmanship or Kitsch? | Workshops and Craftsmen | Materials and Techniques | Fabergé’s Easter Eggs | Fabergé and His Competitors | Collectors and Collections | Fabergé’s Market and Prices | Fabergé and Fake Fabergé | Hallmarks and Signatures on Fabergé’s Objects | Glossary of Technical Terms | Catalogue of Fabergé’s Easter Eggs
Forbes, Christopher, and Armand Hammer. Fabergé Eggs: Imperial Russian Fantasies, 1980.
Poster-size book illustrating miniature as well as full-size Fabergé eggs in The Forbes Magazine Collection in New York City.
Tillander-Godenhielm, Ulla, et al. Carl Fabergé and His Contemporaries, 1980.
Catalog for an exhibition held at The Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, Finland. Text is in English, Finnish and Swedish.
Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith Extraordinary by A. Kenneth Snowman | Fabergé and Historicism by Géza von Habsburg-Lothringen | Personal and Historical Notes on Fabergé’s Finnish Workmasters and Designers by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | A Short History of the House of Fabergé & The Marks of the House of Fabergé, both essays by Christina Ehrnrooth | A Short History of the Firm of Tillander by Herbert Tillander | Finnish Goldsmiths in St. Petersburg during Two Centuries by Max Engman
Hill, 1989
Hill, 1989

Snowman, A. Kenneth. Fabergé: Jeweler to Royalty, 1983.
Over two hundred pieces of Fabergé from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other British Lenders were shown at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City. The companion exhibition at A La Vieille Russie of over 560 pieces was extended for a month. The catalog is entitled Fabergé, A Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Copper-Hewitt Museum, 1983.
Snowman: Materials | Marks and Standards | Chronology | Bibliography | Catalogue
A La Vieille Russie. Fabergé: A Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Copper-Hewitt Museum, 1983. Exhibition (April 22-May 21, 1983).

A La Vieille Russie: Chronology | Hunting for Easter Eggs by Christopher Forbes | The Art of Fabergé – An Introduction | Peter Carl Fabergé – An Astonishing Revolution in the History of Fashion | The Exhibition | Notes on Fabergé Hallmarks
von Solodkoff, Alexander, et al. Masterpieces from the House of Fabergé, 1984.
Edited by Christopher Forbes, this catalogue raisonné of The Forbes Magazine Collection in New York City contains essays describing new discoveries by several Fabergé scholars and is published to coincide with the opening of the permanent installation for the largest Fabergé collection in the United States.
On Collecting Fabergé by Malcolm S. Forbes | Hunting for Easter Eggs by Christopher Forbes | History of the House of Fabergé by Alexander von Solodkoff | The Imperial Easter Egg of 1911: Russia During the Reign of Nicholas II by Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey | Wartski and Fabergé by A. Kenneth Snowman | A La Vieille Russie’s Fabergé by Paul Schaffer | Fabergé in Thailand by Roy D. R. Betteley | Chronology | Workshops and Workmasters | Catalogue of The Forbes Magazine Collection
von Habsburg, Géza. Fabergé, Juwelier der Zaren (English title: Fabergé), 1986.
Monograph for 664 objects in the 1986-87 Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung exhibition in Munich, Germany. Contributed essays, extensive color illustrations and chapters on workmasters, marks, competitors and fake Fabergé (Editor’s note: Later called “Fauxbergé”). Text is in German; an English edition was published in 1987.
The International Family Connections of the Russian Imperial Family by Alexander Herzog von Württemberg | History of the House of Fabergé | Fabergé’s Renown | Two Books of Revelations by A. Kenneth Snowman | Fabergé Design | Fabergé and 19th Century Historicism | The Hardstones: Fabergé’s Animal Figures & Fabergé’s Flowers | Fabergé’s Hardstone Figures by Alexander von Solodkoff | Techniques and Materials Used in the Fabergé Workshops | Fabergé and the Easter Egg | Fabergé Collecting in America by Christopher Forbes | Fabergé Prices – Then and Now | The Catalog | Fabergé’s Workshops | Fabergé’s Sons | The Workmasters of Fabergé | The Hallmarks of Competitors or Other Silversmiths and Goldsmiths Sometimes Found in Combination with Fabergé’s Mark | Fabergé’s Hallmarks | Russian Hallmarks | The Competitors | Fake Fabergé Objects | Glossary
Brezzo, Steven L., et al. Fabergé: The Imperial Eggs, 1989.
Catalog for the San Diego (CA) exhibition of 27 Fabergé Easter eggs – the largest reunion of eggs since the confiscation of the Imperial family’s property in 1917. Included are comments on the eggs on loan from the Moscow Kremlin, The Forbes Magazine Collection, and other museum and private collections, an illustrated catalog of all known eggs, and a chronology of the House of Fabergé. Russian language text (Fabergé Easter Eggs: Souvenirs Made for the Russian Imperial Family) was published when most of the exhibition was shown in the Moscow Kremlin in early 1990.
Fabergé: The Imperial Easter Eggs by Johann Georg Prinz von Hohenzollern | Fabergé: The Firm and the Family by Christopher Forbes | Fabergé Collection in the Armoury Museum, Moscow, by Irina Rodimtseva | Chronology of the House of Fabergé | The Imperial Eggs: A Catalogue | Workmasters, Craftsmen, and Painters at the House of Fabergé | Glossary
Hill, Gerard, et al. Fabergé and the Russian Master Goldsmiths, 1989.
Poster-size color illustrations of nearly 300 objects including Fabergé, a collaborative effort between curators in the United States and the Soviet Union – G.G. Smorodinova and B.L. Ulyanova.
Peter Carl Fabergé | The Russian Master Goldsmiths | Eggs | Flowers and Hardstone Carvings | Boxes and Cases | Frames and Clocks | Religious Objects | Table Ornaments and Objets de Vitrine | Objets de Luxe
The Great Fabergé: The Art of the Jewellers of the Court Firm, 1990.
Catalog of the first ever Fabergé exhibition held in the Soviet Union and co-organized by the Helsinki jeweler A. Tillander, whose firm was a contemporary of Fabergé’s. Ten Russian museums from Moscow and Leningrad, A La Vieille Russie of New York City, and a number of private collectors in Finland were invited to exhibit at the Elagin Palace in Leningrad in 1989. This catalog in Russian and English inspired by the exhibition was published the following year.
The Phenomenon of Fabergé by M. (Marina) N. Lopato | The Fabergé Pieces in the Collection of the Russian Art Department of the Hermitage by Mrs. (Larisa) Zavadskaya and Mrs. K. (Karina) A. Orlova | The Fabergé and Britsin Pieces in the Petrodvorets (State Museum) by Mrs. N. V. Vernova | The Odessa Branch of the Fabergé House by V. (Valentin) V. Skurlov | Catalogue of the Exhibition
Curry, 1995
Curry, 1995

Keefe, John Webster. Masterpieces of Fabergé: The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection, 1993.
Revised edition of the 1972 catalogue raisonné by Fagaly and Grady with color illustrations of the Fabergé collection on permanent loan to the New Orleans (LA) Museum of Art.
Matilda Geddings Gray | Fabergé and His Oeuvre | Chronology of the House of Fabergé | Catalog of the Collection | The Animals | The Flowers | The Easter Eggs | Related Objects by Other Makers | Conclusion: 1917 and Later | Glossary
von Habsburg, Géza, and Marina Lopato. Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler, 1993.
Monograph to accompany exhibition sponsored by the Fabergé Arts Foundation, Washington (DC), and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition of 369 objects, photographs, and drawings traveled during 1993-94 from the State Hermitage Museum to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and then to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Separate Russian, French, and English editions of the catalog were published.
Fabergé in Our Time by A. Kenneth Snowman | History of the House of Fabergé & Chronology of the House of Fabergé in Its Time, both essays by Géza von Habsburg | New Insights into Fabergé from Russian Documents & A Few Remarks Concerning Imperial Easter Eggs, both essays by Marina Lopato | Imperial Easter Eggs: A Technical Study by Carol Aiken | New Light on the Workshop of Henrik Wigström by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | The Moscow Workshops by Anne Odom | Fabergé and the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle & The London Branch, both essays by Géza von Habsburg | Fabergé Drawings in the Hermitage Collection by Karina Orlova and Larisa Zavadskaia | Fabergé’s Houses in St. Petersburg by Boris Ometov | Kshesinskaia’s Memories by Galina Smorodinova | A Treasure Found in Solianka Street by Tatiana Muntian | Tracing Fabergé Treasures after 1918 by Alexander von Solodkoff | Fabergé and America by Paul Schaffer | ”Fauxbergé” by Géza von Habsburg | Catalogue of Works | Hallmarks by Géza von Habsburg | Birbaum Memoirs: Introduction and Notes by Marina Lopato
McCanless, Christel Ludewig. Fabergé and His Works: An Annotated Bibliography of the First Century of His Art, 1994.
Art history reference book of 1772 comprehensive journal citations arranged chronologically with annotations in English. Foreign language titles are translated.
History of the Project | Major Sources Consulted | Chronology of the House of Fabergé | Genealogy Chart of the Fabergé Family | Annotated Bibliography | Extensive Index
von Habsburg, Géza. Carl Fabergé, 1994.
Biography of Fabergé for ages seven and up, which is a part of the First Impressions: Introductions to Art series.
The Early Years | Techniques of the Master | Fabergé and the Imperial Family | Fabergé’s Famous Clients | The Imperial Easter Eggs | The End of an Era
Curry, David Park. Fabergé: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1995.
Catalogue raisonné for the Pratt Collection in Richmond (VA). It also served as the exhibition catalog for this collection when it traveled as part of the 1996 Fabergé in America venue beginning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and touring four other cities in the United States.
In a Mirrored Cabinet: History of a Collection | Five Fabulous Fabergé Eggs | A Winter Garden | All That Glitters | A Few of Her Favorite Things: Pratt Collection Checklist | Russian Music Box | A Fabergé Bookshelf
von Habsburg, Géza. Fabergé: Fantasies & Treasures, 1995.
Introduction to the House of Fabergé and its production, illustrated with selected works from the 1996 Fabergé in America exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. This exhibition was shown in five major American cities in 1996-97.
Fabergé’s Ascent to Fame | Imperial Easter Eggs | Fabergé Jeweler | Fabergé Silversmith | The Objects of Fantasy | Epilogue | Chronology
von Habsburg, 1996
von Habsburg, 1996

Odom, Anne. Fabergé at Hillwood, 1996.
First publication in the Hillwood Collection Series featuring the extensive Russian and French decorative art collections of the late Marjorie Merriweather Post at Hillwood Museum, her residence in Washington (DC).
Marjorie Merriweather Post, Collector | Fabergé’s Background | The Fabergé Style | Objects for the Intimate Interior | Jewelry | Goldwork | Enameling | The Use of Hardstones | The Moscow Workshops | Imperial Easter Eggs
von Habsburg, Géza, et al. Fabergé in America, 1996.
Monograph to accompany a traveling exhibition (New York City, San Francisco, Richmond, VA, New Orleans, LA, and Cleveland, OH) in 1996-97. The exhibition and the catalog begin with the history of the House of Fabergé in Russia and the legacy of the Tsars, is followed by the histories of five major American collectors: Matilda Geddings Gray, India Early Minshall, Lillian Thomas Pratt, Marjorie Merriweather Post, and Malcolm S. Forbes. Contains extensive appendices.
History of the House of Fabergé – Carl Fabergé and His American Clients: 1900-1917 – The Legacy of the Czars: 1920’s – 1930’s – The Hammer Years: 1930’s – 1950’s – all essays by Géza von Habsburg | Matilda Geddings Gray: A Louisiana Collector by John Webster Keefe | India Early Minshall: Portrait Sketch of a Russophile by Henry Hawley | Lillian Thomas Pratt: An Aesthetic Antiquarian by David Park Curry | Marjorie Merriweather Post: A Collector Discovers Imperial Russia by Anne Odom | The Postwar Years: 1950’s – 1970’s by Géza von Habsburg | The Fabergé Collection of Malcolm S. Forbes: More Than He Dreamed by Christopher Forbes | Fabergé Collectors Today – “Fauxbergé” – Acquisitions by Americans at Fabergé’s London Shop, 1907-1917, all essays by Géza von Habsburg
Fabergé, Tatiana, Proler, Lynette G. and Valentin V. Skurlov. The Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs, 1997.
Letters written by Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II, Fabergé invoices, cabinet documents and Bolshevik inventories are the basis for new research by Valentin V. Skurlov of St. Petersburg. This information sheds new light on the history of the Fabergé eggs.
Foreword by Alexis de Tiesenhausen | The Imperial Easter Eggs: An Updated and Corrected List | The First Imperial Easter Egg | The House of Fabergé | The Imperial Family | The Imperial Easter Eggs | The 1902 Exhibition: Baron von Dervis Mansion | The Austerity Years: The Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 | A Discovery: The Last Imperial Easter Eggs, 1917 | After the Revolution | The Kelkh (Kelch) Easter Eggs | Undocumented Easter Eggs | The Kremlin Collection by Tatiana Muntian | Catalogue raisonné of the Imperial Easter Eggs | The Original Fabergé Invoices Translated
Description from a Fabergé Album of the Imperial Easter Eggs Presented to Alexandra Fedorovna between 1907 and 1916 | Newspaper Accounts of the 1902 Exhibition at the von Dervis Mansion | Descriptions of Imperial Easter Eggs from Inventories: Gatchina Palace (1891), the Winter Palace (1909) | Documents Certifying Transfer of Confiscated Treasures from the Anichkov Palace to the Moscow Kremlin Armoury (1917) and Their Latest Transfer to the Sovnarkom (1922) | Correspondence, Certificates and Inventories Relating to the Transfer of Museum Treasures from the Foreign Exchange Fund of the Narkomfin, the Moscow Jewellers’ Community and Other Sources, to the Moscow Kremlin Armoury | Information on the Sales of Imperial Easter Eggs from the Moscow Kremlin Armoury in 1930 and 1933
von Solodkoff, Alexander, The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II and a Collection of Private Photographs of the Russian Imperial Family, 1997.
The book, containing watercolors of his private collection drawn by Nicholas II, is summarized and illustrated in an article by Paul Gilbert, editor of the Royal Russia News. An article, “Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II: Research Updated” appears in the Fabergé Research Newsletter, Fall and Winter 2019.
Welander-Berggren, Elsebeth, et al. Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith to the Tsar, 1997.
Exhibition catalog to accompany a venue at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden, to explore the close relationship between Russia and the Scandinavian countries as it relates to Fabergé.
Chronology by Alexander von Solodkoff | Russia, Outside the Jewellery Store by Lars Erik Blomquist | The International Family Bonds of the Russian Imperial Family by Alexander Duke of Württemberg | Fabergé and His Art by Alexander von Solodkoff | Carl Fabergé and His Master Craftsmen by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | Boris Frödman-Cluzel, Fabergé’s Firm Artist. New Discovery of Fabergé’s Stone Sculptures by Valentin Skurlov | The House of Fabergé’s Jewellery Design Book by Marina Lopato | The Note-book [sic] of Tsar Nicholas II by Tatiana N. Muntian | Fabergé and His International Clientele by Géza von Habsburg | The Nobel Family, Customers of Carl Fabergé by Elsebeth Welander-Berggren | Russian Archives Yield Imperial Easter Eggs’ Secrets by Lynette G. Proler, Tatiana Fabergé, Valentin Skurlov | Catalogue | Hallmarks
Traina, John, et al. The Fabergé Case: From the Private Collection of John Traina, 1998.
Catalogue raisonné with color illustrations and extensive commentaries for the collection of cigarette cases and related accessories of John Traina from California.
A Case for Fabergé by Mikhail Piotrovsky | Fabergé’s Cigarette Cases by Géza von Habsburg | On Collecting by John Traina | A Special Word about the Author by Danielle Steel | Fabergé’s Russia | The Making of Fabergé’s Cigarette Cases | The Cases in the Collection | Commentaries by Galina G. Smorodinova, Marina N. Lopato, Joyce Lasky Reed, Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey, Alice Milica Ilich | A Collection of Collections: Museums – Christopher Forbes, The Forbes Magazine Collection – John Webster Keefe, New Orleans Museum of Art – Anne Odom, Hillwood Museum – Harry S. Parker III & Lee Hunt Miller, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – Elsebeth Welander-Berggren, Nationalmuseum, Sweden – Henry Hawley, The Cleveland Museum of Art – The Royal Collection, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace – David Park Curry, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts | Fabergé Dealers and Collectors – A. Kenneth Snowman, Alexander von Solodkoff, Fabian Stein, Mark Schaffer, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, André Ruzhnikov | Workmasters in the Collection
Forbes, Christopher, and Robyn Tromeur-Brenner. Fabergé: The Forbes Collection, 1999.
Catalogue raisonné of the extensive collection begun by Malcolm S. Forbes in 1960. A hundred and twenty pieces are accompanied by detailed essays on their significance, history, and the artisans who created them. Objects are illustrated in color and 26 of them are tip-ins in this poster-size book printed on elegant paper.
Royal Genealogy (inside front cover) | A Brief History of the House of Fabergé | Forbes and Fabergé | The Eggs Race | The Collection: Imperial and Related Commissions – Fantasies, Gifts, and Accessories | Desk and Tableware – The Pan-Slavic Revival, Models, and the Art of War | Glossary | Workmasters | Literature | Exhibitions | Extensive Notes
Tillander-Godenhielm, Ulla, et al. Golden Years of Fabergé: Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop, 2000.
Documentation of Fabergé techniques was scarce until the recent discovery of an album with more than 1,000 drawings from the workshop of Henrik Wigström, Fabergé’s chief work master from 1903-1917. Objects, which have been identified, are reproduced next to the original drawings. Monograph published in a slipcase accompanied an A La Vieille Russie exhibition of over 100 finished objects including loans from the Royal Collection of Thailand.
Foreword by A. Kenneth Snowman | Preface by Peter L. Schaffer | Henrik Wigström, Portrait of a Master Goldsmith by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | Patrons of Prestige – The Clientele of Fabergé by Ulla-Tillander-Godenhielm | Fabergé and the Royal Collection of Thailand by Peter L. Schaffer | The Triumph of Style: An Analysis of the Master’s Designs by Alice Milica Ilich | Images of St. Petersburg and the Art of Carl Fabergé by Mark A. Schaffer | List of Plates and Drawings
von Habsburg, Géza, et al. Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, 2000.
Monograph published to accompany an exhibition in Wilmington (DE) of over 1,000 treasures of Fabergé and his work masters, Fabergé’s Russian competitors (Bolin and Tillander), and foreign contemporaries (Tiffany, Cartier, Boucheron and Lalique). Nine major Fabergé work masters and their work are featured. Two companion books by Robert Steven Bianchi are Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World: Exhibition Album (cover title: Fabergé – Exhibition Album) and a booklet to use with school children entitled, Fabergé: An Introduction.
Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World
The World of Fabergé: Chronology | Introduction – Peter Carl Fabergé: His Life and Art | Fabergé and the Sources of His Art | Gold and Silver in St. Petersburg 1830-50 | Russian Enamel: Russian Enamel at the Beginning of the 20th Century – Ovchinnikov – Feodor Ivanovich Rückert | Fabergé Silver and Cloisonné Enamel: Fabergé Silver, Moscow and St. Petersburg – Fabergé Silver Animals | The Moscow Objects d’Art | The Head Workmasters: Erik Kollin – Michael Perchin – Henrik Wigström | Jewelry in St. Petersburg: Russian Jewelry 1850-1918 | The Workmasters: August Holmström – August Hollming – Andres Nevalainen – Victor Aarne – (Feodor) Armfeldt – Feodor Afanasiev | The Lesser Workmasters | Lapidary – Notes on the Lapidary Work of the Fabergé Firm | The Russian Competitors: Bolin, St. Petersburg Jewelers and Moscow Silversmiths – A. Tillander, St. Petersburg Jeweler – Some of Fabergé’s Other Russian Competitors – An Imperial Russian Presentation Order: The Diamond-Set White Eagle | The Foreign Competitors: The Jewelry of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Carl Fabergé: A Comparative Study – Cartier’s Relationship with Imperial Russia – Boucheron – Lalique | “Fauxbergé” | Appendix: The Prix Courant of 1893 – Russian Hallmarks at the Turn of the 19th Century
Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World: Exhibition Album
Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) | The Exhibition – Introduction & Sources of Inspiration | A National Achievement | Monumental Conception and Imposing Splendor | The Perfectionist and Innovator | Erik Kollin – Fabergé’s First Chief Jeweler | August Hollming – Chief Workmaster | August Holmström – Fabergé’s Jeweler Extraordinaire & Michael Perchin and Fabergé’s Most Glorious Creations | Fabergé’s Magical Menagerie and Fabulous Flowers & Fabergé – Master Marketer & Moscovite Objets d’Art | The House of Fabergé and Religious Art | Russian Competition and Collaboration & Louis Comfort Tiffany & Louis Cartier & Frederick Boucheron and René Lalique & Fabergé and Fashion | Henrik Wigström and Fabergé’s Prestigious Commissions
Fabergé: An Introduction
Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) | His Family Tree | His Father | The Young Fabergé | A Suggested Character Sketch of Fabergé | Defining the Nature of Fabergé the Craftsman | What Is the Appeal of Fabergé? | Just What, Exactly, Did Fabergé Do? | Materials Employed by the House of Fabergé | Fabergé and World War I | A Look at Selected Types of Objects | Sculptures of Animals | Human Figurines | Fabergé’s Flowers | The Imperial Easter Eggs | The Houses of Fabergé | St. Petersburg – Headquarters | The Moscow Branch | The Odessa Branch | The Kiev Branch | The London Branch | Fabergé’s Presence in Other European Cities | Pricing and Profit | Fabergé’s Imperial Clients | Tsarina Alexandra | Other Members of the Russian Imperial Family | Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany | The Royal Family of Siam (Modern Thailand) | The Royal Family of England | Fabergé’s More Notable Wealthy Clients | Baron Pavel Parovich von Dervis | Emanuel [sic] Nobel of Sweden | Barbara Kelch | The Yusupov (Youssoupov) Family | Fabergé the Jeweler | The Russian Revolution and Last Years of Fabergé’s Life | The Aftermath | Let the Sales Begin | The Dealers | The Early American Collectors | Fabergé’s Family | The Art Market and Issue of Fauxbergé, the Fakes | An Art Historical Appraisal of Fabergé | Fabergé – The Exhibition | Twenty Selected Articles (of Fabergé) | Floor Plan
Reed & Swezey, 2004
Reed & Swezey, 2004

Lowes, Will, and Christel Ludewig McCanless. Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia, 2001.
Monograph gives comprehensive information about 66 Fabergé eggs divided into four categories – Tsar Imperial, Imperial, Kelch and Other. Technical descriptions, all known public exhibitions and auctions through 1997, and reference citations (books, journals, newspapers, and miscellaneous sources) covering the literature of nine countries are given for each egg. Who’s Who in the House of Fabergé profiles 500 artisans and companies who worked for or with Fabergé.
New Research by Will Lowes: Fabergé, the Tsarinas, and the Easter Eggs – Let the Sales Begin! | Encyclopedia of Fabergé Eggs: Tsar Imperial – Imperial – Kelch – Other | Encyclopedia of Who’s Who in the House of Fabergé | Auctions | Exhibitions, 1900-1997 | Glossary
Munn, Geoffrey C. Tiaras: A History of Splendour, 2001.
Scholarly text with 400 illustrations includes chapters on tiaras as crown jewels, Russian style tiaras, and tiaras as works of art. The relationship between the tiara and the costume ball is explored and Fabergé tiaras are discussed. The monograph accompanied an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Profane to Sacred | Dressing the Hair | Court and Social | The Tiara and the Costume Ball | Royal and Imperial France | The Return to Sources | Russia and the Russian Style | In and Out of America | The Tiara as a Work of Art | Art Deco and Beyond | Crown Jewels and Royal Collections
Krog, Ole Villumsen, et al. Treasures of Russia – Imperial Gifts, 2002.
Catalog in Danish, English, and Russian to accompany an exhibition by the same name in which the connection between the Danish Royal Family and the Russian Imperial family as well as the House of Romanov and the House of Fabergé are explored in depth.
The Fabergé Phenomenon – The Real Meaning of a Jeweller Artist by Alexis de Tiesenhausen | A Unique Find – The Discovery of a Cache of Fabergé Jewellery by Tatiana Muntian | The Personal Archives of the House of Romanov – How the Collections Were Formed by Aliya I. Barkovets | The Danish Royal Family and Russian Imperial Family & The House of Romanov and the House of Fabergé, both essays by Preben Ulstrup | Katalog | Genealogies by Knud Hàjrup
de Guitaut, Caroline. Fabergé in the Royal Collection, 2003.
Catalogue raisonné of the British Royal Collection of Fabergé, which is one of the largest and most varied collections in existence, and was shown in Edinburgh, Scotland, and London during 2003-2004. The British, Danish, and Russian royal families had close personal ties and often exchanged Fabergé gifts before the October 1917 Revolution.
An Introduction to the Royal Collection and to Carl Fabergé | Chronology of the House of Fabergé | The Formation of the Collection: A History of Royal Collectors | The Sandringham Commission | Fabergé in Context: Contemporaries and Competitors | Catalogue – Eggs – Animals – Flowers – Boxes – Frames – Bibelots and Jewellery – Desk Items and Practical Objects – Works by Contemporaries and Competitors | Family Tree | Biographies of Fabergé’s Workmasters | Glossary
Johnston, William R, et al. The Fabergé Menagerie, 2003.
Catalog for an exhibition organized by the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore (MD) in cooperation with the Fabergé Arts Foundation, Washington (DC). Fabergé animals are studied in detail.
The House of Fabergé: An Historical Overview by William R. Johnston | Fabergé: His Hardstone Creations and His Clients by Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey | Gemstones and Jewelry Arts of Russia in the Seventeenth-Nineteenth Centuries by Marianna B. Chistyakova | Catalogue of the Exhibition – The Precursors – Netsuke – Objets de Fantaisie – Fabergé’s Animals
Muntian, T. (Tatiana) N. Fabergé. Easter Gifts, 2003.
Beautifully illustrated and long awaited scholarly treatise on the ten eggs owned by the Armoury Museum in the Moscow Kremlin. Also a Russian edition.
Fabergé’s Easter Masterpieces | Suitable for Export Background on How the Collection Was Formed in the Kremlin Museum | “Fabergé – a True Genius of Our Times”. The History of a Famous Firm | Easter Eclipses Everything | Famous Sea Voyage. The Memory of Azov Easter Egg | Time Passes – Love Remains. The Easter Clock Egg | The Great Trans-Siberian Railway. The Trans-Siberian Express Easter Egg | The Clover – an Emblem of Good Luck. The Clover Easter Egg | A Symbol of Power and Spirituality. The Moscow Kremlin Easter Egg | Green is the Color of Hope. The Alexandrovsky Palace Easter Egg | Plying the Crystal Waves. The Standard Yacht Easter Egg | Eidolon of the Fog’s City. The Alexander III Monument Easter Egg | A Jubilee of the Reigning Dynasty. The Romanov Tercentenary Easter Egg | Military Drudgery. The Steel Military Egg with a Miniature on an Easel | The Symbol of the Gone Empire. The Constellation of the Czesarevich [sic] Easter Egg
von Habsburg, Géza. Fabergé – Cartier: Rivalen am Zarenhof, 2003.
Exhibition catalog for the 2003-04 venue in Munich treats in detail the parallel development of two well-known jewelers in Russia and London with customers worldwide. In German.
The Last Years at the Court of the Tsar by Johann Georg Prinz von Hohenzollern | Behind the Scenes at Fabergé by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | Cartier 1847 to 1918 by Pascal Milhaud | Carl Fabergé and the St. Petersburg Jewelers & Cartier in Russia, both essays by Géza von Habsburg | The Flowers of the House of Cartier by Betty Jais | Enamel Work of Cartier by Alain Cartier | Grandduchess Wladimir and Her Passion for Jewelry and Precious Objects by Alexander von Solodkoff | Russia and Chaumet 1900-1917 by Diana Scarisbrick | Boucheron and Russia by Géza von Habsburg | The Cigarette Cases of Luzarche d’Azay in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris by Évelyne Posséme, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Efim A. Rezvan, Géza von Habsburg | Oriental Handwritten Objects in Possession of Carl Fabergé by Efim A. Rezvan | The Imperial Karelian Birch Egg of 1917 – A Rediscovered Easter Egg by Tatiana Fabergé | A Symbol of the End Reign of a Monarchy: The Rediscovery of Fabergé’s (Blue) Constellation Egg by Tatiana N. Muntian and Marianna B. Chistyakowa | Catalog | Fabergé | The Russian Competitors | Cartier | The French Contemporaries | Exchange of Letters Between the House of Cartier in Paris and Their Suppliers and Representatives in Russia in the Years 1904-1910 | Copies of the Register in the Cartier Archives, Paris, Concerning the Russian Sales in the Years 1904-1913 | Chronology by Géza von Habsburg | Genealogies by Alexander Herzog von Württemberg
Reed, Joyce Lasky and Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey. Fabergé Flowers, 2004.
Contributing authors from all over the world discuss flowers made by the firm of Fabergé.
“A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever”: The Fabergé Flowers by Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey | An Astonishing Discovery by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | “His Greatest Patroness” Queen Alexandra and Fabergé’s Flowers by Caroline de Guitaut | Fabergé’s London Branch and the London Ledgers by Tatiana Fabergé | In Search of Fabergé Flowers in Russia by Valentin V. Skurlov | Fabergé’s Flowers: Science in the Service of Art by Mark A. Schaffer
Muntian, Tatiana, et al. Fabergé, Jeweller of the Romanovs, 2005.
English, Dutch, French and Russian editions of the exhibition catalog for the Brussels venue of “The Link of Times” Foundation Collection purchased by Victor Vekselberg in 2004.
Educated Erudite Jeweller & The Source of Many Delights & Symbols of a Vanished Empire, all essays by Tatiana Muntian | Maria Fyodorovna, Empress of Russia, Born Princess Dagmar of Denmark by Ole Villumsen Krog | Fabergé in the British Royal Collection by Caroline de Guitaut | Objets de Fantaisie & ‘Stones That Speak’ & ‘And Kuznetzky Most As Well and Frenchmen Without End’ – All essays by Tatiana Muntian | Catalogue
Tillander-Godenhielm, Ulla. The Russian Imperial Award System during the Reign of Nicholas II, 1894-1917, 2005.
Reference volume delves into the Russian Imperial Award System, its recipients and the jewelers and makers of the these coveted awards including the highest orders – St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Vladimir First Class, St. Alexander Nevskii with diamonds and the White Eagle with diamonds, and the diamond portrait badge.
Imperial Awards, Honours, and Gifts: Expressions of His Imperial Majesty’s August Favour and Gratitude Ranks and Titles – Orders – Grants of Rent – Gifts in the August Name of His Imperial Majesty – One-Time Remittances – Personal and Hereditary Honorary Citizenship – Insignia and Medals – Imperial Award Caftans – Reckoning as Actual State Service Time Spent in Special Employ | Modus Operandi: Administering the Awards – Applying for Awards – Returning Imperial Awards | Case Studies: Awards Presented at the Coronation – Awards Presented during State Visits – Dmitrii Oskarovich Ott – The Imperial Accoucheur; Ivan Konstantinovich Aïvazovskii – Actual Privy Counsellor, Professor, Artist; Prince Sergei Mikhaïlovich Putiatin – A Junior Officer in the Great War; Henrik Starck – A Life in the Telegraph Service; Father Ioann of Kronstadt – The Shepherd of All Russians; Father Ioann Leontievich Ianyshev – The Imperial Confessor | The Makers of the Imperial Awards | In Summary | Extensive Appendices and Notes
von Habsburg, Géza. Fabergé: Treasures of Imperial Russia, 2004/2005.
Catalogue raisonné of “The Link of Times” Foundation in Moscow, formerly The Forbes Magazine Collection, was published in two editions. A coffee-table book with a slipcase in English and Russian published in 2004 includes stunning photographs and explanatory text for each of the 16 eggs in the collection. The 2005 publication based on the earlier publication has the same title with English and German text, and serves as an introduction to Viktor Vekselberg’s collection.
2004 edition: Introduction | Hen Egg: The First Imperial Egg | Renaissance Egg | Resurrection Egg | Rosebud Egg | Heart Surprise Frame | Coronation Egg | Lilies of the Valley Egg | Cockerel Egg | Bay Tree Egg | Fifteenth Anniversary Egg | Order of St. George Egg | Spring Flowers Egg | Kelch Hen Egg | Kelch Chanticleer Egg | Duchess of Marlborough Egg | Scandinavian Egg
2005 edition: Fabergé – Treasures of Imperial Russia | “The Link of Times” Collection – A World Cultural Heritage | Imperial Times: A Lasting Memory | The Rise of the House of Fabergé | Fabergé and the Imperial Easter Eggs | Design and Techniques | The Easter Eggs | Bibliography
Wartski, 2006
Wartski, 2006

Tampere Museums in Finland and Moscow Kremlin Museums. The Era of Fabergé, 2006.
The exhibition catalog tells the story of Fabergé, the purveyor to the imperial court and goldsmith to two emperors, Alexander III and Nicholas II. It also recounts the story of St. Petersburg at the turn of the 20th century; its life as a European metropolis, its tastes and fashions, and the position of Finns in the Imperial capital. The Moscow Kremlin Museums as lenders are celebrating their 200th anniversary.
Carl Fabergé Timeline | A Brief History of the Fabergé Family by Tatiana Fabergé | Nicholas II and His Era by Matti Klinge | The Finns of St. Petersburg by Max Engman | The Art of Fabergé by Tatiana Muntian | The House of Fabergé – Workmasters and Subcontractors by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | Imperial Scrapbooks by Irina Bogatskaia | Brief Overview of the Russian Imperial Award System by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | Catalogue | Glossary by Marjo-Riitta Saloniemi
Wartski, London. Fabergé and the Jewellers: A Loan Exhibition, 2006.
This venue, a tribute to the late A. Kenneth Snowman of Wartski, contains 302 objects of Russian jewellery. Among them is the perfect sea blue aquamarine (illustrated above) mounted by Fabergé as a gift in 1894 from Nicholas II to Queen Victoria’s granddaughter and his fiancée, Princess Alix of Hesse.
Collingsworth, Arthur J., ed. Olga’s Sketchbook: World War I Sketchbook of the Czar’s Sister, 2008.
Contains watercolor and pencil sketches drawn by Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960), daughter of Tsar Alexander III and his wife, Marie Fedorovna, covering the years 1914-16. The originals were acquired by the editor of this book at a Bruun Rasmussen auction in December 2007 and are reproduced in color with an explanatory text.
Faber, Toby. Fabergé’s Eggs: The Extra-Ordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire, 2008.
A historical narrative, new to the genre of Fabergé publications, brings the history of the Russian Romanov family and the House of Fabergé alive through a retelling of the story of the Fabergé eggs. Bolsheviks and entrepreneurs, tycoons and heiresses, con men and queens are introduced with well-researched and detailed facts as the eggs have been sold and smuggled, stolen and forged through the ages. Mr. Faber is a grandson of the Faber and Faber Publishing Company, which in 1953 published The Art of Carl Fabergé by A. Kenneth Snowman, still a classic in the field. British, American, and foreign language editions published.
Harrison, Stephen, Emanuel Ducamp, Jeannine Falino, et. al. Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique, 2008.
Three great designers exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Four essays discuss their work during the Belle Epoque placing them in the social and cultural milieus of the three cities in which they thrived – St. Petersburg, Paris and New York. A brief catalog of the objects in the exhibition is included.
Keefe, John Webster. Masterworks of Fabergé: The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection, 2008. Details on the 57 objects in the Gray Collection and the life of Mrs. Gray are part of this new catalog.
Keefe, John Webster, et al. Fabergé: The Hodges Family Collection, 2008.
More than 100 Fabergé objects including sculpture, silver tablewares, jewels, gem-set smoking accessories, imperial presentation pieces, desk objects, photograph frames and whimsical animals are discussed in this catalogue raisonné. Includes contributing essays by Géza von Habsburg, Daniel L. Hodges, Christel L. McCanless and Kieran McCarthy.
Tillander-Godenhielm, Ulla. Fabergé ja hänen suomalaiset mestarinsa (Fabergé and His Finnish Workmasters), 2008. In Finnish.
Provides an in-depth and expert look into the lives and production of Fabergé’s foremost Finnish workmasters, beginning with Pöntinen (Pendin), Holmström, Väkevä, Mickelsson, and Kollin, who began their tenure under Gustav Fabergé. They were followed by Wigström, Pihl, Hollming, Nevalainen, Nykänen (whose name has been erroneously spelled Niukkanen for the past century), Aarne, and Armfelt. The author, a Finn herself and descendant of St. Petersburg jeweler Alexander Tillander, has had the unique opportunity of interviewing many of the descendants of these Fabergé craftsmen, and the book is filled with many unpublished reminiscences. Appendix features all of the plates from Henrik Wigström’s second album of drawings. The first set of plates was published in The Golden Years of Fabergé, 2000.
Odom, Anne and Wendy R. Salmond, editors. Treasures into Tractors: The Selling of Russia’s Cultural Heritage, 2009.
European and American scholars explore the fate of Russian art collections and libraries following the Russian Revolution in 1917, the institutions and the individuals responsible for their sale, and the prominent collectors, libraries, and museums that acquired them.
Bonus, Wendy. The Fabergé Connection: A Memoir of the Bowe Family, 2010.
The author is a great grand-daughter of Henry Allan Talbot Bowe, business partner of Carl Fabergé from 1887 to 1906. Using family diaries from Bowe’s daughter Essie and standard Fabergé books, Ms. Bonus has written her family’s history. During Bowe’s tenure with the House of Fabergé the Moscow and Kiev branches were opened. His brother Arthur opened and managed the London branch beginning in 1903.
de Guitaut, Caroline. Fabergé Animals: A Royal Farm in Miniature, 2010.
Book authored by the Assistant Curator and Loans Officer at the Royal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II, is the first publication to explore the complete history of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra’s Sandringham commission of Fabergé animal carvings in 1907. Stunning close-up photography of the carvings themselves and contextual material from both the Russian and the Royal Archives, some of which has never been published before, round out a view into this unique collection.
Wartski, London. The Last Flowering of Court Art: A Russian Private Collection of Fabergé, 2010.
Every object shown in the exhibition with the same name is beautifully illustrated with explanatory text.
Tillander, 2011
Tillander, 2011

Carl Fabergé and Masters of Stone Carving. Russian Gems, 2011.
Catalog includes an introductory essay by Tatiana Muntian, author and exhibition curator for the Kremlin Museums, and chapters about the Carl Fabergé firm, the Russian jewelry firms in the 18th – early 20th century, Alexey Denisov-Uralsky, the Imperial lapidary factories and the works of Ural masters, [hand] seals by Russian masters, glyptics [cameos], works from the House of Cartier, and Soviet gemstone art works.
de Guitaut, Caroline. Royal Fabergé, 2011.
The exhibition catalog gives an insight into many Fabergé pieces including three Imperial Easter Eggs, and how they were acquired by six generations of the British royal family.
Mechanical Wonders: The Sandoz Collection, 2011.
For the 2011 loan exhibition of antique automatons from the Collection of Maurice Sandoz presented in New York City by A La Vieille Russie and Parmagiani a catalog was produced. It contains the seldom seen 1906 Swan, the 1907 Yusupov and the 1908 Peacock Eggs, a strutting golden peacock (1901), and a miniature piano with a music box (ca. 1905), all by Fabergé.
Tillander-Godenhielm, Ulla. Fabergén suomalaiset mestarit (Fabergé’s Finnish Workmasters), 2011. Revised edition with more in-depth research of a 2008 numbered edition with the title, Fabergé ja hänen suomalaiset mestarinsa (Fabergé and His Finnish Workmasters). In Finnish. An expanded look into the lives and production of Fabergé’s foremost Finnish workmasters. The author, a Finn herself and descendant of St. Petersburg jeweler Alexander Tillander, has interviewed many of the descendants of these Fabergé craftsmen. The book is filled with their reminiscences.
von Habsburg, Géza. Fabergé Revealed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2011. Two hundred Fabergé objects and a substantial collection of Russian decorative objects relating to the same time period as Fabergé have been reevaluated by guest curator Dr. von Habsburg, and illustrated with new colored photos.
The House of Fabergé by Géza von Habsburg | Behind the Scenes at Fabergé: The St. Petersburg Workshops by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm | Fabergé and His Russian Competitors by Géza von Habsburg | Fabergé and His Foreign Competitors by Géza von Habsburg | Mrs. Pratt’s Imperial Easter Eggs by Carol Aiken | The Zarnitsa Sailor and His Place in History by Christel Ludewig McCanless | Fabergé and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna by Alexander von Solodkoff | Lillian Thomas Pratt and A La Vieille Russie: A Personal Relationship by Mark Schaffer | Fauxbergé by Géza von Habsburg | Illustrated Catalog of the Fabergé Collection, Other Makers, and Forgeries
Fabergé, Tatiana F., Kohler, Eric-Alain, and Valentin V. Skurlov. Fabergé: A Comprehensive Reference Book, 2012.
From Tatiana Fabergé’s press release: The first complete and definitive work to disclose the fascinating history of the House of Fabergé based on Fabergé family papers gathered from four generations. They include the London Sales Ledgers, lists of goods confiscated during the Soviet period in St. Petersburg and extremely interesting photographs, such as the pictures of the amazing silver table service made by Fabergé Moscow for the gold magnate Alexander Kelkh. Letters written by the Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II, Fabergé’s invoices, Cabinet documents and Bolshevik inventories had all been hidden away within Russia since the Revolution. For over ten years, the authors researched the forbidden Russian archives and studied the additional unpublished material never published before.
Wartski, London. Carl Fabergé: A Private Collection, 2012.
Beautifully illustrated exhibition catalog for the Harry Woolf Family Collection shows more than 150 objects carefully selected by the owner, who in the foreword elegantly describes his passion. The introductory text by Geoffrey Munn of Wartski reflects on 40 years of collecting by the owner.
From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The McFerrin Collection, 2013.
The Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Collection has quickly become one of the world’s most significant private Fabergé collections. Exquisite photography supplemented with auction catalog descriptions and interesting reflections by Dorothy McFerrin chronicle Fabergé’s masterworks along with the Romanov family and other patrons of the House of Fabergé. A plethora of research essays highlighting unique aspects of the collection were contributed by Timothy Adams, John Atzbach, Daniel Briére, Tatiana Fabergé, Alice Milica Ilich, Christel Ludewig McCanless, Dorothy McFerrin, Dr. Mark A. Schaffer, Peter L. Schaffer, Matthew Stuart-Lyon, Dr. Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Dr. Géza von Habsburg, and Annemiek Wintraecken. Proceeds from the publication will benefit the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas.
Guzanov, A. and R.R. Gafifulin, Fabergé Items of Late XIX – Early XX Century in the Collection of the State Museum of Pavlovsk, 2013.
The first full publication about 34 Fabergé items belonging to members of the Imperial family now housed in the Pavlovsk Palace Museum. The book’s appendix contains a chronological list of purchases made by members of the Romanov family from the Fabergé firm. In Russian.
English Publications by the Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia:
English Publications by the Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
English Publications by the Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Fabergé Museum Publications in 2015, 2014 and reprinted in 2016

The Link of Times Historical and Cultural Foundation published Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg, 2015. A general introduction to the museum’s contents includes the historical background to the collection, and stunning photographs of the various categories – Imperial Easter eggs, commemorative items from the Romanov family and the Cabinet gifts, famous customers, Russian enamel and silver, and a tour of the various exhibition rooms of the Shuvalov Place in St. Petersburg (above left).
Muntyan, Tatyana, with V.S. Voronchenko, general editor, Fabergé Masterpieces from the Collection of the Link of Times Collection (2014 and reprinted in 2016 with a new cover, above middle and right) The history for each of the Fabergé eggs in the collection is presented in detail.
Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg Exhibit Index, 2014, enumerates the contents of the 12 display rooms in the Shuvalov Palace. Each object entry includes the name of the object, location and time in which it was made, workmaster, and material used. There are no illustrations.
Sparke, Cynthia Coleman. Russian Decorative Arts (2014)
An informative guide to Russian artworks and their historical context covering a wide range of crafts from Faberge, jewelry, woodwork, hardstone, glass and porcelain to precious metals, explained against the fascinating background of Russian history. Each topic is detailed with an illustrated chapter which introduces the creative technique, its specific Russian characteristics and an overview of the principle makers.
A catalog in German entitled, Die Welt von Fabergé (The World of Fabergé) with essays by Elisabeth Heresch and Tatyana Muntian was published to accompany the 2014 Vienna exhibition. On loan were 166 objects from the Kremlin State Historical/Cultural Museum and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum in Moscow.
Munn, Geoffrey. Wartski – The First One Hundred and Fifty Years celebrates the founding of this British family firm in 1865. When asked about the book Munn states Wartski has been the cradle of Fabergé expertise since the late 1920’s and in his introduction to the 300 page book complete with 200 illustrations published in 2015, he continues:
“Readers of this book who know Wartski will not be surprised to discover that once again Carl Fabergé appears center stage. However, I want to stress, this is not a book about Fabergé; less so a study of fin de siécle royalty. There are nearly five hundred publications on Fabergé’s work and the number devoted to European royalty is myriad. This book is neither of these, being simply a history of Wartski, its stock, its scholarship, and its clientele.”

Skurlov, Valentin, Fabergé, Tatiana, et al. Franz Birbaum, Fabergé’s Chief Designer (2016).
Publication continues the series, Life of Remarkable Jewelers begun in 2011 with the first book, Mikhail Perkhin, Chief Workmaster of Fabergé. Birbaum (1872-1947), born in Switzerland, arrived in St. Petersburg at age 14, and eventually worked as an chief designer for the Fabergé firm from 1893 to 1918. Most of the fifty Imperial Easter eggs passed through his hands. In Russian.
Fabergé, Tatiana, Skurlov, Valentin, et al. Crimea and Fabergé (2016).
Profusely illustrated booklet with well-known Fabergé objects combined with photographs of the original owners presented in a variety of topics, for example, Romanovs and the Crimea, Products of Fabergé, 1914-1917, pp. 22-23. In Russian.
Fabergé – Geschenke for Zarenfamilie, 2016.
The exhibition (Fabergé – Gifts from the House of Romanov) illustrates the connection of the Russian Imperial Family to German principalities using the children of the Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by the Rhine and his wife Alice, born princess of Great Britain, as examples. Consequently, it does not only focus on the work of Fabergé, but also on the life stories of the givers and recipients. The personalities involved are introduced to the visitors through contemporary photos, selected portraits and personal items. Book and review of the venue in German.
Fabergé Revealed: The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Compiled by the Palace Museum. Forbidden City Publishing House, 2016.
An exhibition catalog for 234 objects which traveled from the Richmond, Virginia, to Beijing, China, for a temporary exhibition from April to July 2015. In English and Chinese with colored illustrations for each object.
Fabergé: The McFerrin Collection – The Opulence Continues… 2016.
Unveiled at the 2016 Houston Fabergé symposium, the second volume for the McFerrin Collection illustrates and describes via subject categories a large portion of the 600 objets d’art acquired since 2005. Imperial award objects and those detailed in the previous book, From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The McFerrin Collection, 2013, are denoted along with indexes by subjects and original owners for both publications.
Moehrke, Mark, editor. Unknown Fabergé: New Finds and Re-Discoveries, 2016.
More than 80 Fabergé objects in the context of their personal story or role in the life of society at that time are discussed in the exhibition catalog published by the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis (MN). Essays also by Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Marilyn Swezey, Mark Moehrke, and Ulla-Tillander-Godenhielm.
McCarthy, Kieran. Fabergé in London: The British Branch of the Imperial Russian Goldsmith, 2017.
The first book dedicated to the British branch of Fabergé covers fascinating history from its opening in 1903 to its closure in 1917. London’s Fabergé branch manager, Henry Bainbridge’s private archive, was recently donated to the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg. McCarthy’s book based on the archive yields detailed information about the daily activities of Fabergé in London and also in Russia, and contains a daybook Bainbridge carried everywhere noting what was going on around him as well as a brief diary for 1908. There are also rafts of letters by him and primarily Eugène, Fabergé’s first son, discussing the firm’s customers, employees, techniques, and philosophy. The relationship between the Bowe and Fabergé families, and the activities of Agathon Fabergé, second son of Carl Fabergé, revealed by the archives fill a gap which has existed far too long time for serious Fabergé scholars.
Letters from St. Petersburg: A Siamese Prince at the Court of the Last Tsar, Translation and Commentary by Narisa Chakrabongse, 2017.
Hitherto unpublished archive material such as letters, diaries, and photographs give a fascinating insight into life in both pre-revolutionary Russia and the Siamese court. The Fabergé Collection of the Court of Siam (Thailand since 1939), one of two original royal Fabergé collections still treasured by the descendants of the original recipients, awaits further research.
Collins, Ian. Fabergé: From St. Petersburg to Sandringham, 2017.
Catalog to accompany a 2017/2018 Fabergé venue held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, England. Loans from the Royal Collection in London and A La Vieille Russie in New York City were on view.
Trombly, Margaret Kelly. Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition, 2017.
Fascinating overview of Russian decorative art, revealing a highly accomplished crafts tradition that persisted over nine centuries. The exhibition at the Walters Art Gallery includes works by Carl Fabergé and his workshop, jeweled Byzantine icons, silver drinking vessels, and intricate enamels
Fabergé: Treasures of Imperial Russia – Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg, 2017.
Photographic album showcases many of the museum’s exquisite pieces by Fabergé and others artists of the time by giving the reader a broad view of the time in which Fabergé worked. Included in the book are essays by many of the leading Fabergé scholars of our time.
Skurlov, Valentin, et al., Vasilii Zuev: pridvornyi miniatiurist, khudozhnik firmy Faberzhe (Vasilii Zuev: Court Painter of Miniatures, Artists in the Fabergé Firm), 2017. In Russian.
The authors use the career of one artist for Fabergé’s jewelry firm to show how a branch of decorative arts flourished in the last decades of the Russian Empire and attained the high aesthetic standards of fine arts.
Skurlov, Valentin, et al., V poiskakh arkhiva Faberzhe (In Search of the Fabergé’s Archive), 2017. In Russian.
To celebrate the 70th birthday of Valentin Skurlov, a dedicated Russian Fabergé researcher, a book about his life was compiled and published by his friends and colleagues. It is a collection of articles, documents, letters, photographs, diaries of the author’s wanderings, all devoted to studying three decades of Skurlov’s life in connection to the legacy of the famous jeweler Fabergé.
Tillander-Godenhielm, 2018
Muntian, 2020
de Guitaut, Caroline, and Stephen Patterson, Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs, 2018.
In an extensive monograph published to coincide with the exhibition (November 9, 2018 – April 28, 2019, Queen’s Gallery, London, Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs), the authors examine the relationship between Britain and Russia through the lens of art in the Royal Collection. Fabergé objects are interspersed in the familial, political, diplomatic, and artistic stories of the two countries and their royal families over more than 400 years.
Muntian, Tatiana, Fabergé. Easter Gifts, 2018.
An over-sized book with new illustrations and archival photographs updates a smaller book published by Muntian in 2003. The world’s largest collection of imperial Easter eggs created by the firm of Carl Fabergé is in the Museums of the Moscow Kremlin. These eggs are connected with the history of Russia and the life of the imperial family at a turning point in the fate of a huge power.
Muntian, Tatiana, Fabergé from the Museum Collections of Russia, 2018.
The book contains collections from 20 Russian state museums, from the Gokhran, and the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg. A number of items especially from provincial museums have been included for the very first time. The Medny Vsadnik Publishing House issued the 2018 book in Russian, English, French, and German editions with different covers.
Tillander-Godenhielm, Ulla. Fabergé: His Masters and Artisans, 2018.
The publication about Carl Fabergé and his workmasters – actually an augmented English translation of the 2011 Finnish-language publication, Fabergén suomalaiset mestarit (Fabergé’s Finnish Workmasters) – by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm has again contributed important information and insights into the workings of the famed Fabergé firm. Unfortunately, the majority of Fabergé scholars and enthusiasts do not read Finnish so this English translation is a vital addition to the Fabergé scholarly corpus.
Zeisler, Wilfried, et al. Fabergé Rediscovered, 2018.
The introduction sets the stage for this exhibition at Hillwood’s by describing the background on a leading American socialite and the heiress of General Foods, Inc. Marjorie Merriweather Post was one of the earliest collectors of Fabergé among other wealthy American women connoisseurs in the 1930s and 1940s, who also included Lillian Thomas Pratt in Richmond, Virginia, Matilda Geddings Gray in New Orleans, Louisiana, and India Minshall in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kieran McCarthy and Hanne Faurby
Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm
McCarthy, Kieran, and Hanne Faurby, Fabergé: Romance to Revolution, 2021.
Temporary 2021-2022 exhibition of more than 200 Fabergé objects at the Victoria and Albert Museum was accompanied by a publication with eight essays summarizing the history and objets d’art from the Russian jewelry firm led by Carl Fabergé from 1872-1917.
Geoffrey Munn, A Touch of Gold: The Reminiscences of Geoffrey Munn, 2023.
The life and work of Antiques Roadshow presenter and jewellery expert Munn is a witty and star-studded memoir recounting his journey from rural England to the heights of the art world. In 1972, he was plunged into the vortex of the London art world, and it was the beginning of lifetime’s career at the famous firm of Wartski, whose showrooms scintillated with gem-set necklaces, tiaras, and three of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs.
Tillander-Godenhielm, Ulla. Fabergé: The Twilight Years, 2023.
The author’s second research study, is a companion volume to The Golden Years of Fabergé (2000), both of which reveal production drawings from Fabergé’s main workshop led by Henrik Wigström, head workmaster active from 1903-1917. The first album shows objects produced mainly between 1911 and 1912, whereas most of the drawings in the second album Tillander discovered in a library are from the years of World War I leading up to the demise of the Empire.
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