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RH-5214/41, Feb. 1, 1938

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.072
Identifier: SC07.02.3.072

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5214/41 Easter egg charm of gold, engraved in moire effect to represent clouds in the sky. The design is based on the star and crescent motifs of Mohammedan origin. Within the star form, outlined in relief, is set a diamond, and a large cabochon sapphire is enclosed within the crescent form. It was designed by the celebrated court jeweler to Nicholai II, Carl Fabergé, and is hall-marked with the initials of his workmaster; the number “56” denoting the Russian equivalent of 14 Karat gold; and the device of the Moscow assay office, St. George slaying the dragon. From the quarters of the Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicholaevna, second daughter of Nicholai II, in the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo. Mrs. J.L. Pratt February 1, 1938 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Feb. 1, 1938


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Biographical / Historical



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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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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

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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