Jewels of the Romanovs: FamilyCourt MOBI ï the

Jewels of the Romanovs: FamilyCourt MOBI ï the


Jewels of the Romanovs: FamilyCourt ❴Reading❵ ➿ Jewels of the Romanovs: FamilyCourt Author Stefano Papi – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The Romanovs ruled Russia from to , when the Revolution brought their reign to an abrupt end The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a time of particular elegance and extravagance for The Romanovs the Romanovs: Epub Þ ruled Russia fromto , when the Revolution brought their reign to an abrupt end The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were Jewels of MOBI :Ú a time of particular elegance and extravagance for the tsars and the wealthy families with whom they were linked by marriage, and nowhere are these of the Romanovs: Epub µ lavish tastes apparent than in the imperial jewelsEvery jewel tells a story Through his work at Sotheby s and Christie s and his own extensive research, Stefano Papi has spent years unraveling the mysteries of Russian imperial jewelry He identifies pieces with little or unknown provenance, and he uncovers the fascinating stories behind the jewels and the people who wore them He takes us through the golden years, and after the Revolution he follows the survivors of the Romanov line and their jewelry in European courts and in Paris, where many exiles sought refuge.


10 thoughts on “Jewels of the Romanovs: FamilyCourt

  1. Michelle Michelle says:

    Absolutely stunning jewelry faberge and others incredible designs So much going back to even Catherine the Great s time period And so much jewelry OMG it was almost sickening how many pieces of jewelry the large extended Romanov family had, and the sizes of the gemstones hundreds of carats Astounding and appalling at the same time


  2. Judith Judith says:

    Fascinating, but I wish the author had detailed where the jewels ended up


  3. Julie Julie says:

    Interesting read, lots of information about the lesser known Romanovs Really good illustrations and interesting insight into unbelievable excesses of the era.


  4. Nate Nate says:

    I liked the photos which were large and glossy The concise history given was well written and interesting, presenting a good summary of the last half century of Romanov rule A problem with book was that it didn t talk about pre Alexander II jewels that much This may be because not many survived Additionally, the jewelry was talked about in the tone of an expert, so it is valuable to look up some of the French jewelry terms My favorite parts included the extended family jewelry such as that I liked the photos which were large and glossy The concise history given was well written and interesting, presenting a good summary of the last half century of Romanov rule A problem with book was that it didn t talk about pre Alexander II jewels that much This may be because not many survived Additionally, the jewelry was talked about in the tone of an expert, so it is valuable to look up some of the French jewelry terms My favorite parts included the extended family jewelry such as that of the Vladimirovichi and the talk about the jewelry after the Revolution The Bolsheviks acted like a bunch of putzes with the jewelry, ruining pieces that had immense historical value The story about HIH Maria Pavlovna s jewelry sounded like a drama Finding them almost 100 years later, randomly in a pillow.S0me small information was wrong here about the history


  5. Frederic Frederic says:

    An excellent look at Russian imperial history through the court and personal jewels of the Romanovs My main quibble would be that it would be nice if it were easier to figure out the present disposition of pieces A nice companion to similarly excellent volumes like


  6. Nicola Nicola says:

    I love shiny pretty things and, wow, there were lots of em here But it s impossible to look at these jewels without thinking of the horrendous conditions of so many of Russia s people I kept hearing the voice in my head, well, they sure looked after themselves damned well, didn t they The commentary was too sympathetic to the Romanovs, as well frankly, they were all greedy bastards whose ancestors had bigger sticks than those of other people, so they got to lord it over generations of th I love shiny pretty things and, wow, there were lots of em here But it s impossible to look at these jewels without thinking of the horrendous conditions of so many of Russia s people I kept hearing the voice in my head, well, they sure looked after themselves damned well, didn t they The commentary was too sympathetic to the Romanovs, as well frankly, they were all greedy bastards whose ancestors had bigger sticks than those of other people, so they got to lord it over generations of their fellows Pretty bling, dirty history


  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Gorgeous pictures Also, very informative for working out the Romanov family tree as well as 18th 19th 20th centurey Russian history.


  8. Ladyethelfleda Ladyethelfleda says:

    Has some really great photos and information


  9. Lucy Lucy says:

    Holy Cow


  10. Ella Kay Ella Kay says:

    Read my review at The Court Jeweller Read my review at The Court Jeweller


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