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This enormous, heavy coffee table book offers nearly 300 illustrations in Colour and Black & White!
Every 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.
Stefano Papi has worked as senior European specialist in the jewelry departments of both Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses.
His previous publications include Famous Jewelry Collectors.
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