The Little Russian Ballet Address Book
Made entirely by hand, and bound at the Hermitage Museum
in St Petersburg, I like to think that this is the most elegant
and exclusive luxury pocket address book.
Each set of covers is unique and takes some four weeks to
make: the base of papier-mache is baked several times for
strength and coated in black tempera. Each individual ballet
picture is then hand-painted and signed by the artist. The
final process is the careful application of layer upon layer
of clear lacquer, to produce a set of covers that are as beautiful
as they are long-lasting.
Inside, an introductory essay about the history of classical
Russian ballet. Twenty-eight full-colour photographs of the
Kirov Ballet, one photograph for each letter of the alphabet,
three pages per letter of the alphabet. Twenty pages for notes.
Presented in a velvet drawstring bag.
Size: 3 1/8" x 4 1/3" (8 x 11 cm)
Binding: hand-painted lacquer, leather spine
Price in Pounds: £79
Price in Euros: €122
Price in USD: $149