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E-762/80, Nov. 9, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 8, Item: SC07.02.3.054
Identifier: SC07.02.3.054
E-762/80
E-762/80

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article E-762/80 Charm in the shape of an Easter Egg made of solid gold and superbly decorated with transparent enamel in tones of pearl, turquoise, and ruby. The colors are separated by gold swags which cross and are capped by four pigeon blood rubies. It was created by the celebrated Karl Faberge, court jeweler to Nicholai II, and is hall-marked with the initials of his workmaster [sic], and the number “56” denoting the Russian equivalent of 14 karat gold. From the apartments of Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaevna, oldest daughter of Nicholai II, in the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo.

Mrs. John L. Pratt November 9th, 1936

FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

Dates

  • Nov. 9, 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

47.20.53

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Sales records

General

Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, 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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