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RH-5214/3, Jan. 27, 1938

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.069
Identifier: SC07.02.3.069
RH-5214/3
RH-5214/3

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5214/3 Easter egg of green quartzite, varicolored gold and rock crystal, suspended from a chain of gold. A band of cut rock cyrstal [sic], bordered with narrow rims of gold, encircles the egg, separating the top from the lower portion. The top is surmounted with a wheel device decoratively worked in red and green gold, whose apex is a small Empirean [sic] wreath of laurel. A convex form of gold, delicately engraved in a wreath design covers the base. It was created by the celebrated Russian court jeweler to Nicholai II and Alexander III, Carl Faberge. 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

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

47.20.41

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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