Above: Cover image of the book, "The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance," written by Edmund de Waal.
The Ephrussis were a grand banking family who "burned like a come" in 19th-century Paris and Vieanna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remainder of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox.
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