McCanless, Christel Ludewig (SC-27) Finding Aids to Special Collections in the VMFA Archives | Christel Ludewig McCanless Collection Related to Peter Carl Fabergé SC-27 Special Collection 27 (SC-27)

Finding Aids to Special Collections in the VMFA Archives | Christel Ludewig McCanless Collection Related to Peter Carl Fabergé SC-27

Special Collection 27 (SC-27)


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URL: https://vmfa.museum/library/special-collections-archives/

Courtney Yevich Tkacz, VMFA Archivist

Repository
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives
Identification
SC-27
Title
Christel Ludewig McCanless Collection Related to Peter Carl Fabergé (SC-27) 1971-2019
Quantity
7.5 Linear Feet, 6 boxes; 283 folders, 90 items
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection represents portions of the extensive research library and archives formed by Christel Ludewig McCanless over forty years. A noted Fabergé scholar, McCanless published the first annotated bibliography of literature about Fabergé in 1994, the premiere encyclopedia about the Fabergé eggs in 2001, and founded the "Fabergé Research Newsletter" and "Fabergé Research" website in 2006. While dedicated to research about the artistry of Fabergé, McCanless' collection also includes numerous resources on Russian history, culture, and artwork.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of other materials protected by copyright, beyond that allowed by fair use, requires the researcher to obtain permission of copyright holders.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Custodial History

The collection is comprised of materials donated by Christel Ludewig McCanless. The original donation occured in 2016, with periodic accretions received a few times each year. Series 6 was donated in November 2019.

Preferred Citation

Christel Ludewig McCanless Collection Related to Peter Carl Fabergé (SC-27). Gift of Christel Ludewig McCanless. VMFA Archives, Richmond, Virginia.

Processing Information

Original order and folder titles were retained during processing.


Biographical Note

Born on November 20, 1939, in Peenemünde, Germany, Christel Ludewig McCanless is a former librarian and noted Fabergé scholar. She currently resides with her husband George in Huntsville, Alabama, where she immigrated with her parents after fleeing Russian occupied East Germany in 1953. Her father, Hermann R. R. Ludewig, was a missile and space engineer at the Peenemünde Army Research Center under Wernher von Braun.

While serving as the Library Director of the University of Alabama in Huntsville in the 1960s, she became interested in the art of Fabergé after reading Robert K. Massie's book, "Nicholas and Alexandra," and Morton Shulman's book, "Anyone Can Make a Million." Massie's book provided the historical details of imperial Russia in which the decorative art of the Russian court jeweler, Peter Carl Fabergé, flourished. Shulman's book discussed how one "can make a million" in collecting art objects. As a practicing librarian, McCanless instead began collecting pieces of paper, in the form of books and journals, which mentioned Fabergé and his art.

In 1994, she published her first book, "Fabergé and His Works: An Annotated Bibliography of the First Century of His Art," the first annotated bibliography of literature about Fabergé. Her second book followed in 2001, which she co-authored with Australian scholar Will Lowes. "Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia" is the only work of its kind and is the premiere reference work on the subject.

Through the course of her work, McCanless connected with a tremendous network of fellow Faberge scholars and enthusiasts and as a result, went on to found the "Fabergé Research Newsletter" and "Fabergé Research" website in 2006. The site continues to serve as a vehicle for disseminating new research and discoveries about Fabergé and his art.

Additional biographical information can be found at Encyclopedia.com (link provided by McCanless).

Scope and Contents

The collection's inclusive dates are 1971-2019, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1990s-2000s. The collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, research materials, bibliographic records, auction results, audiovisual materials, slides, books, posters, and realia.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series. Series 1, 2, and 6 are divided into sub-series by topic.

Series 1
Reference Files
Series 2
Research Files
Series 3
Images
Series 4
Media
Series 5
Realia
Series 6
"Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia" Egg Data Files

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Fabergé (Firm)
  • Fabergé, Peter Carl, 1846-1920

Related Materials - VMFA Library

Fabergé and his Works: An Annotated Bibliography of the First Century of his Art, 1994
Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia, 2001

Container List

SC-27-01
Series 1: Reference Files
undated
Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of reference materials gathered by McCanless, including bibliographic records, auction results, correspondence, and copies of articles. The series is divided into sub-series by topic.

  • SC-27-01.1
    Sub-Series 1.1: Romanov Family
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 1
      Alexei Nicolaeivna
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 2
      Anastasia Nicolaeivna
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 3
      Maria Nicolaeivna
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 4
      Nicholas II
      2 folders
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 5
      Kurth
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 6
      Bogdanovich
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 7
      Nicholas II's Family Portraits
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 8
      Maria Feodorovna
      2 folders
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 9
      Alexander III
      2 folders
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 10
      Surviving Romanovs
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 11
      Romanovs
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 12
      Xenia Alexandrovna
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 13
      Olga Nikolaievna
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 14
      Tatiana Nicolaievna
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 15
      Alexandra Feodorovna
      2 folders
  • SC-27-01.2
    Sub-Series 1.2: Museums
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 16
      Baden-Baden
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 17
      Boston MFA
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 18
      Brooklyn Museum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 19
      California Palace of the Legion of Honor
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 20
      Cincinnati Museum of Art
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 21
      Cleveland Museum of Art
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 22
      Cooper-Hewitt
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 23
      Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 24
      Hillwood
      4 folders
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 25
      Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 26
      Manchester City Art Gallery
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 27
      Maryhill
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 28
      Metropolitan
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 29
      Musee des Arts Decoratifs
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 30
      Museum Idar-Oberstein
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 31
      Musee National de la Marine
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 32
      Museum of Applied Science and Technology
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 33
      Nationalmuseum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 1 folder: 34
      New Brunswick Museum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 1
      New Orleans Museum of Art
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 2
      Queen's Gallery
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 3
      Seattle Museum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 4
      Taft Museum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 5
      Topkapi Saray Museum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 6
      Victoria and Albert Museum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 7
      Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
      3 folders
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 8
      Walters Art Gallery
  • SC-27-01.3
    Sub-Series 1.3: Russian Museums
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 1
      All Russian Decorative Applied and Folk Art Museum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 2
      Armory (Armoury) Museum and Palace, Moscow
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 3
      Fabergé Museum (Link of Times)
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 4
      Gokhran
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 5
      Hermitage Museum
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 6
      Peterhof State Museum Reserve
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 7
      Moscow Historical Museum (also State Historical Museum)
  • SC-27-01.4
    Sub-Series 1.4: Russian Authors
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 8
      Asharina
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 9
      Berniakovitch
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 10
      Bobrovnitskaia
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 11
      Gilodo
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 12
      Kaliazina
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 13
      Kharlamova
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 14
      Kovarskaia
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 15
      Medvedeva
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 16
      Muntian
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 17
      Nenarokomova
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 18
      Pisarskaia
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 19
      Postnikova
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 20
      Rodimtseva
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 21
      Rybakov
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 22
      Sizova
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 23
      Smorodinova
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 24
      Sputnik
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 25
      Terekhova
SC-27-02
Series 2: Research Files
undated
Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of original research conducted by McCanless in preparation for articles published in her "Fabergé Research Newsletter" and other publications. Files include reference materials, images, and drafts. The series is divided into sub-series by topics.

  • SC-27-02.1
    Sub-Series 2.1: Fersman Portfolio
    Scope and Content Note

    McCanless published articles on the Fersman Portfolio in the Fall 2010, Winter 2010-2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Winter 2015, and Summer and Fall 2016 issues of her "Fabergé Research Newsletter".

    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 9
      Sapphire Brooches
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 10
      Emerald Brooch
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 11
      Emerald Pendant
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 12
      D'Esclave Necklace
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 13
      Turquoise Diadem
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 14
      Diamond Rose Brooch
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 15
      Plastron
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 16
      Fersman Timeline
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 17
      Large Magnifying Glass
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 18
      Fersman Portfolio 1925-1926
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 19
      Royal Jewels
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 20
      Fersman and USGS
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 21
      Fersman (Apollo 1968)
  • SC-27-02.2
    Sub-Series 2.2: Sailor
    Scope and Content Note

    McCanless published an article on the sailor figurine in the 2011 exhibition catalog "Fabergé Revealed".

    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 22
      Brassova, Countess of
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 23
      Zarnitza (Boat)
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 24
      Virginia Trip
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 25
      Zarnitza (Sailor)
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 26
      Sailor (Photos)
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 27
      Zarnitza Cup (McLean Museum)
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 28
      Michael (Grand Duke) and George
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 29
      Michael Alexandrovitch
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 30
      Essay
      2 folders
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 31
      Brassnova, Her Son, and Estate
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 32
      Foros and Kuznetsov
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 33
      Knebworth
    • mixed materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 34
      Lensen, Abbrikosov
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 2 folder: 35
      #31 Sailor
  • SC-27-02.3
    Sub-Series 2.3: Eggs - General
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 25 RG03.01.21.114
      Automatons
      undatedEnglish.
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 26 RG03.01.21.114
      Cases, Boxes, Stands
      undatedEnglish.
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 27 RG03.01.21.114
      Chronology
      undatedEnglish.
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 28
      General (1)
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 29
      General (2)
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 30
      Grid
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 31
      Humor
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 32
      Kamidian
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 33
      "Lost Eggs" Additional Information
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 34
      Postcards
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 35
      Prices
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 36
      Prototypes
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 37
      Publications
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 38
      Residue Analysis and Optoclones
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 39
      Russian
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 40
      Surprises
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 41
      Whereabouts
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 4 folder: 42
      Egg Stands
SC-27-03
Series 3: Images
undated
Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of 293 black-and-white and color slides of many topics related to Fabergé.

  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Alexander III
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Animals
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Azova
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Blue Serpent
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Cases
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Caucasus
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Chanticleer
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Cigarette Case
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Colonnade
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Coronation
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Coronation Box
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Coronation Robe
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Cross of St. George
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Crown Jewels
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Cuckoo
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Czarevitch Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Danish Palaces
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Desk Ornaments
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Duchess of Marlborough
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Easter Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Fan
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    15th Anniversary Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    First Imperial Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Flowers
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Forbes - General Views
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Frames
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    GT
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Hallmark
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Hen Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Imperial Egg Case
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Lilies of the Valley
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Lorgnettes
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Gatchina Palace Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    General Intro
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Globe
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Grisaille
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Madonna Lily
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Miniature Eggs
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Miscellaneous
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Mosaic
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Mushroom
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Napoleonic
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Necklace
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Nicholas
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Nicholas II Equestrian Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Night Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Opera Glasses
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Orange
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Pansy
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Parasol Handles
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Peacock
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Pelican
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Peter the Great
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Picture Frames
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Rasputin
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Red Cross/1915 (Resurrection Triptych)
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Red Cross/1915 (Portraits)
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Renaissance
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Revolving Miniatures
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Rocaille Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Romanov Tercentenary
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Rose Trellis
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Rosebud Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Silver Anniversary Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Spring Flowers
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Standart
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Steamer
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Steel Military
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Stone Figures
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Swan Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Trans-Siberian
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Trays
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Triptych
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Uspensky Cathedral
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Vases
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Virginia - General Views
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Walters - General Views
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Watering Can
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Winter Egg
  • graphic materials SC-27 Box 3
    Workshop
SC-27-04
Series 4: Media
1971-2004
Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of audiovisual materials (VHS, audiocassettes, and computer disks) related to Fabergé. Most of the VHS tapes are annotated on the "Faberge Research" website .

  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    WAAY TV interview with McCanless by Greg Screws
    1 item 1 VHS
    April 21, 2003
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    WAAY TV interview with McCanless by Greg Screws
    1 item 1 VHS
    April 9, 2004
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Nicholas and Alexandra
    1 item 1 VHS
    1971
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Lost to the Revolution
    1 item 1 VHS
    1981
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Carl Fabergé
    1 item 1 VHS
    1982
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Octopussy
    1 item 1 VHS
    1983
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Art of Fabergé
    1 item 1 VHS
    1989
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Pine Cone Egg
    1 item 1 VHS
    1989
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Carl Fabergé: Court Jeweler of the Tsars
    1 item 1 VHS
    1989-1990
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Living Dangerously - Malcolm Forbes: Grand Sportsman
    1 item 1 VHS
    1991
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Carl Fabergé: The Man with the Golden Hands
    1 item 1 VHS
    1992
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Murder, She Wrote - An Egg to Die For
    1 item 1 VHS
    1994
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Winter Egg
    1 item 1 VHS
    1994
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Good Morning America
    1 item 1 VHS
    1996
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Fabergé and Finland
    1 item 1 VHS
    1996
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    The Palaces of St. Petersburg: An Imperial Adventure
    1 item 1 VHS
    1996
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsar
    1 item 1 VHS
    1996
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler
    1 item 1 VHS
    1996
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Secret Treasures of the Kremlin
    1 item 1 VHS
    1996
  • Moving Images SC-27 Box 3
    Lillian Thomas Pratt's Fabergé: Shopping, Collecting, Remembering
    1 item 1 VHS
    1996
  • Moving Images SC-27 Box 3
    The Fabulous World of Fabergé
    1 item 1 VHS
    1996
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Pine Cone Egg Auction
    1 item 1 VHS
    1997
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    The Last Tsar
    1 item 1 VHS
    1998
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Treasure! The Czar's Fabergé Eggs
    2 item 1 VHS
    1998
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Karl Fabergé, Jeweler of the Russian Empire
    1 item 1 VHS
    1999
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Treasures of the World
    1 item 1 VHS
    1999
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    A Visit to Hillwood Museum and Gardens
    1 item 1 VHS
    2000
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Modern Marvels: Million Dollar Tech
    1 item 1 VHS
    2000-2001
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Collectible Treasures
    1 item 1 VHS
    2001
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    The Royals & Their Pets
    1 item 1 VHS
    2003
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Fabergé/Cartier - Rivalen am Zarenhof
    1 item 1 VHS
    2003
  • moving images SC-27 Box 3
    Cartier and Fabergé: Rivals at the Czar's Court
    1 item 1 VHS
    2004
  • Audio SC-27 Box 3
    "Fabergé in America" New Orleans Museum of Art Acoustiguide
    1 item 1 audiocassette
    1996
  • computer disks SC-27 Box 3
    "Fabergé Easter Eggs," State Museums Moscow Kremlin, Interactive Digital Resource
    2 items 2 CD-ROMs
    1992
  • Audio SC-27 Box 3
    Frances Robb, HSU Art Museum, WLRH, Christel McCanless Interview (Fabergé)
    1 item 1 audiocassette
    March 5, 1994
SC-27-05
Series 5: Realia
1974-2016
Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of books and realia that document the pervasiveness of Fabergé in culture. The materials include fiction books, posters, wall calendars, and a jigsaw puzzle.

  • Books SC-27 Box 3
    "The Fabergé Egg" by Robert Upton
    1 item
    2015
  • Books SC-27 Box 3
    "Jewelled Path" by Rosalind Laker
    1 item
    2016
  • Books SC-27 Box 3
    "Object of Virtue" by Nicholas Nicholson
    1 item
    2004
  • Books SC-27 Box 3
    "The Final Fabergé" by Thomas Swan
    1 item
    2011
  • Books SC-27 Box 3
    "Olga's Egg" by Sophie Law (signed by the author)
    1 item
    2018English.
  • Realia box: SC-27 Oversize
    Forbes Collection
    6 items 6 calendars
    1990, 1992, 1998-2000, 2004
  • Realia box: SC-27 Oversize
    Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg
    1 item 1 calendar
    2015
  • Realia box: SC-27 Oversize
    Forbes Collection
    1 item 1 jigsaw puzzle
    1990
  • Realia box: SC-27 Oversize
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 featuring 1900 Imperial Easter Egg
    1 item 1 LP record
    [1974]
  • Graphic Materials box: SC-27 Oversize
    Event and Exhibition Posters
    40 items 40 posters
  • Realia box: SC-27 Oversize
    Sealed deck of Romanov playing cards by Piatnik
    1 item 1 deck of cards
    undated
SC-27-06
Series 6: "Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia" Egg Data Files
2001-2019, undated
Scope and Contents

This series contains the data files for the book "Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia" (2001). The folders contain the egg data in various versions, but not all the books, and journals and newspapers listed in the book's reference section. Many files contain postcards, negatives, photographs, as well as bibliographic and research resources. The series also contains a printed copy of the revised version of the book, which was never printed. Currently, 70 pages of the book are available online through Google Books .

The series is organized into five sub-series by category, which were maintained from McCanless' original filing order.

  • SC-27-06.1
    Sub-Series 6.1: Book Files
    2001-2019
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 1
      "Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia", Lowes and McCanless
      2001
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 2
      "Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia", Edited Version (1)
      2001
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 3
      "Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia", Edited Version (2)
      2001
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 4
      Tsar Imperial and Imperial Egg Data from Fabergé Research Site as of November 2019
      2019
  • SC-27-06.2
    Sub-Series 6.2: Imperial Eggs
    undated
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 5
      Imperial Eggs
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 6
      15th Anniversary Egg 1911
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 7
      Alexander III Commemorative Egg 1909
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 8
      Alexander III Equestrian Egg (Alexander III Monument Egg) 1910
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 9
      Alexander III Portraits Egg (Twelve Monogram Egg) 1896
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 10
      Alexander Palace Egg (Twelve Panel Egg) 1908
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 11
      Blue Serpent Clock Egg 1895
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 12
      Blue Tsarevich Constellation Egg 1917
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 13
      Catherine the Great Egg (Grisaille Egg) 1914
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 14
      Caucasus Egg 1893
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 15
      Cherub Egg with Chariot 1888
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 16
      Clover Leaf Egg 1902
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 17
      Cockerel Egg (Cuckoo Clock Egg) 1900
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 18
      Colonnade Egg 1910
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 19
      Coronation Egg 1897
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 20
      Danish Palaces Egg 1890
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 21
      Diamond Trellis Egg 1892
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 22
      Egg with Revolving Miniatures (Revolving Miniatures Egg / Rock Crystal Egg) 1896
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 23
      Empire Nephrite Egg (Alexander III Medallion Egg) 1902
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 24
      First Hen Egg 1885
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 25
      Flower Basket Egg (Basket of Flowers Egg) 1901
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 26
      Gatchina Palace Egg 1901
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 27
      Hen Egg with Sapphire Pendant 1886
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 28
      Karelian Birch Egg 1917
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 29
      Lillies of the Valley Egg 1898
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 30
      Love Trophies Egg 1907
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 31
      Madonna Lilly Clock Egg 1899
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 32
      Mauve Egg with Three Miniatures 1897
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 33
      Memory of Azov Egg 1891
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 34
      Mosaic Egg 1914
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 35
      Moscow Kremlin Egg (Uspenski Cathedral Egg) 1906
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 36
      Napoleonic Egg 1912
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 5 folder: 37
      Necessaire Egg 1889
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 1
      Orange Tree Egg (Bay Tree Egg) 1911
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 2
      Order of St. George Egg (Cross of St. George Egg) 1916
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 3
      Pansy Egg 1899
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 4
      Peacock Egg 1908
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 5
      Pelican Egg 1898
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 6
      Peter the Great Egg 1903
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 7
      Red Cross Portraits Egg 1915
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 8
      Red Cross Triptych Egg 1915
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 9
      Rennaisance Egg 1894
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 10
      Romanov Tercentenary Egg 1913
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 11
      Rose Trellis Egg 1907
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 12
      Rosebud Egg 1895
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 13
      Royal Danish Egg 1903
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 14
      Standart Egg 1909
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 15
      Steel Military Egg 1916
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 16
      Swan Egg 1906
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 17
      Third Imperial Egg 1887
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 18
      Trans-Siberian Railway Egg 1900
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 19
      Tsevarevich Egg 1912
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 20
      Winter Egg 1913
  • SC-27-06.3
    Sub-Series 6.3: Kelch Eggs
    undated
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 21
      Kelch Eggs
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 22
      Apple Blossom Egg 1901
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 23
      Bonbonniere Egg 1903
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 24
      Chanticleer Egg 1904
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 25
      Hen Egg 1898
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 26
      Pine Cone Egg 1900
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 27
      Rocaille Egg 1902
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 28
      Twelve Panel Egg 1899
  • SC-27-06.4
    Sub-Series 6.4: Other Eggs
    undated
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 29
      Other Eggs
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 30
      Blue Enamel Ribbed Egg 1891-1895
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 31
      Duchess of Marlborough Egg 1902
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 32
      Nobel Ice Egg 1910-1914
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 33
      Resurrection Egg 1885-1889
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 34
      Rothschild Egg 1902
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 35
      Youssoupov Egg 1907
  • SC-27.06.5
    Sub-Series 6.5: Fauxberge
    undated
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 36
      Fauxberge
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 37
      Empire Nephrite Egg 1902
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 38
      Karelian Birch Egg 1917
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 39
      Metzger Egg Clock (not in Lowes and McCanless)
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 40
      Nicholas II Equestrian Egg 1894
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 41
      Scandinavian Egg (Quisling Egg)
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 42
      Spring Flowers Egg
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 43
      Twilight Egg 1902?
    • Mixed Materials SC-27 Box 6 folder: 44
      Kamidian (Careful - Mix of Real and "Wannabes")