While lavishly illustrated, the commentary is equally interesting, not just for collectors but for anyone who wants to fill in the blanks of old Russian history, particularly the connection with Finland and Sweden. --Crafthaus"
About the Author
Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Ph.D., is the great-granddaughter of St. Petersburg goldsmith Alexander Tillander, a supplier to the Russian imperial court. She has been researching the A uvre of the Russian jewelers for many years. Her doctoral dissertation was on the award system of imperial Russia. She lectures, serves as a consultant for art exhibitions, and writes for exhibition catalogs and art publications in Finland and abroad. She has published several books on the art of the jewelers of St. Petersburg in Swedish, Finnish, and English.