Author(s): Jennifer McFerrin-Bohner (Directed By); Dorothy McFerrin; Julie Osterman (Editor); Jessica Woods (Designed by); Karen Kettering (Technical editor, Featuring); Pat Hazlett (Featuring); Kristin Mills (Featuring); Carlton Els (Photographer)
-Faberge is renowned for his Imperial Easter eggs designed for the Tsar of Russia one of which appears in The McFerrin Collection, the 1892 Diamond Trellis Egg, and is illustrated in this book -The comprehensive index includes an image and Houston Museum of Natural Science item number for each piece in the over 600 item collection a wonderful resource for Faberge experts and enthusiasts alike -A fold-out family tree illustrates the branches of the Imperial Russian family with indication of related items in The McFerrin Collection This book celebrates The McFerrin Collection of Faberge masterpieces and reveals items that have never been published before. Also highlighted are a selection of important Imperial Russian pieces that appeared in the first book on the collection, From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The McFerrin Collection (2013), along with a few of the collectors' personal favorites. As the preferred jeweler to the Russian Tsars and European royalty at the turn of the 20th century, Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920) created an array of objets d'art that exude both opulence and innovation, and tell of a period in history likely never to be repeated. The McFerrin Collection has become one of the largest privately owned Faberge collections in the world, and is on long-term loan to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas. Contents: Catherine the Great; Under a Diamond Glass: Portrait Diamonds, Faberge, and The McFerrin Collection; Hahn; The Faberge Legacy; Imperial Presentation; Bell Pushes; Everyday Objects; Cigarette Cases; Animals; Floral; Frames; Fans; Hardstones; Eggs; Timepieces; Small Boxes; Jewelry; Ladies' Accessories; Maid-of-Honor Badges; Tsar and Tsarina; Alix and Pollie: A Lifelong Friendship; Olga; Xenia; Maria Feodorovna; MINNI's Desk Clock: A Private Gift from a Public Person; Maria Pavlovna; Greece; Nobel; Rothschild; Tiffany Art Glass; Tiaras; Cloisonne; Tricentennial; World War I; Religious Items; The Last Chapter; Faberge's Workmasters.