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RH-5214/4, Jan. 27, 1938

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.066
Identifier: SC07.02.3.066
RH-5214/4
RH-5214/4

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5214/4 Parasol handle of frosted rock crystal, carved to represent the head of a duck, and mounted on mohagony [sic] banded in gold. The eyes of the duck are all the more lifelike for the two deep blue sapphires set in gold. Around the neck is a gold collar, set with fifteen green tourmalines. The ring of silver gilt was added later to the base of the handle. It was created by the celebrated Russian court jeweler to Nicholai II, Carl Faberge, for Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna and was found in her personal quarters in the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo.

Mrs. J. L. Pratt January 27, 1938

FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

Dates

  • Jan. 27, 1938

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

47.20.165

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.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

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