E-327, May, 1936
Scope and Contents
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL TREASURES
Article No. E-327
Round powder box and cover of fine Ural [underlined] spinach jade [handwritten question mark]. The cover is rimmed in gold, chased in braided design, and has an artistically carved ivory elephant standing upon a fringed drum of gold, banded with alternating rubies and diamonds. The gold work is in the individual style of the celebrated court jeweler to Nicholai II, Karl Faberge, the creator of this lovely object.
The rim of the cover is marked with the full name of Faberge, the initials of his foremost workmaster [sic], Mikhail Perchin, the number “56”, denoting Russian equivalent of 14Kt. gold, and the crossed anchors mark of the St. Petersburg Assay office.
From the personal quarters of the Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholai II, in the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo.
Mrs. John L. Pratt May, 1936. FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK
- May, 1936
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Hammer Collection, Russian Imperial Treasures, Fifth Avenue
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