E-754, Jan. 27, 1938
Scope and Contents
Article No. E-754
Charming miniature frame containing a photograph of the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. Dome-shaped, it is made of lettuce jade, delicately decorated with chased green and red gold mountings. Above the oval aperture, rimmed in laurel leaf design, is a swag motif tied with a ribbon; below are two dainty rosettes.
This frame was made by the celebrated court jeweler to Nicholai II, Carl Faberge, and the gold-on-silver easel back is marked with the initials of his workmaster [sic] “IB”; the number “88” denoting the quality of Russian silver; and the wreathed head of the government assay office. It is also engraved with the original order number of the jeweler, “0170”.
From the apartments of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, in the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo.
Mrs. J. L. Pratt January 27, 1938
FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK
- Jan. 27, 1938
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
Language of Materials
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
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, Fifth Avenue
Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository
Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States