3623, Oct. 2, 1933
Scope and Contents
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL EXHIBIT
October 2, 1933
Fine linen handkerchief embroidered with the crown and monogram of the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, Mother of Nicholai II. The border is block printed with a series of brown and blue elephants. It is significant to the superstitious that the trunks of the elephant are turned down where is (sic) those of the lucky elephants are turned up. From the private quarters of the Dowager Empress in the Anitchkov Palace in St. Petersburg.
From the Hammer Collection – Three East Fifty-second Street, New York, N. Y.
- Creation: Oct. 2, 1933
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
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