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E-327, May, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 8, Item: SC07.02.3.050
Identifier: SC07.02.3.050
E-327
E-327

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] 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

Dates

  • May, 1936

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

The collection is open for research.

Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.

Conditions Governing Use

No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en

Biographical / Historical

American--1

Extent

1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.277a-b

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Sales records

General

Hammer Collection, Russian Imperial Treasures, Fifth Avenue

Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

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