Enamels of The World 1700 – 2000
From The Khalili Collections – [Russian Version]
Catalogue in association with the exhibition Enamels of the World 1700–2000 from the Khalili Collection at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (8 Dec 2009 – 14 March 2010)
This exhibition was the inaugural presentation of a remarkable new facet of the Khalili Collections, perhaps best known for the unparalleled collections of Islamic and Japanese art. The exhibition featured some 320 pieces selected from over 1,100 works in the enamel collection.
The exhibition included glorious examples of enamelling by the most revered masters. The firm of Fabergé is represented by twenty-six works, while the work of Feodor Rückert, a workmaster who regularly supplied Fabergé, is seen in three works dating from different periods of his career. Also represented are the works of the French master Jean-Valentin Morel, René Lalique, Cartier, Jean-Valentin Morel
About the author(s)
Haydn Williams – Former Head of Portrait Miniatures, Objects of Vertu and Russian works of art, Sotheby’s London
Published 2009; 267 pages; hardback; 25 x 18 cm; ISBN: 978-5-93572-378-1