A La Vieille Russie (Firm)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.126
Scope and Contents Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK October 11, 1937 #1205 Exceptionally fine solid silver triptych icon designed with serpentine pointed top, and overlaid on the front with gold leaves and tendrils molded and chased to perfectly simulate the gold bullion work motifs to be found on the finest Russian brocades. Opening the side panels of the icon, which bear in the center the Greek Catholic cross, the...
Dates: Oct.11, 1937
Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.127
Scope and Contents Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures A LA VIEILLE RUSSIE, INC. 785 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK#2443Golden flowers in a rock crystal pot. Three (3) gold “TROLLIUS EUROPAEUS” (Globe Flowers) are made of solid gold, the actual blooms being enamelled (sic) in a clear translucent yellow. The petals are all finely chased underneath the enamelling (sic), emphasizing the translucency of the enamel. The stem, which is...
Dates: Nov. 1945
Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 3, Item: SC07.01.3.041
Scope and Contents
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Dates: Sep. 1-Nov. 8, 1945
Item — Multiple Containers
Abstract The collection documents the formation of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Fabergé decorative artworks at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Bequeathed to the museum upon her death in 1947, Pratt’s Fabergé collection consistently remains one of the highlights of the museum’s permanent collection. Pratt purchased most of her Fabergé collection from the Schaffer Collection and Hammer Galleries, both of New York City, in the 1930s and 1940s. Comprised of correspondence, invoices, price...
Scope and Contents This series is comprised of correspondence, invoices, price tags, and item descriptions that detail the purchases Pratt made from the Schaffer collection in the 1930s and 1940s. Correspondence between Alexander S. Schaffer, his wife Ray Schaffer, and Pratt discuss sales, payments, display cabinets, family matters, and books and articles he sent to Pratt about Russian history, war, and family matters. After 1944, some of the correspondence, invoices and item descriptions came from A La...
Dates: 1934-1947, undated