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RH-5214/9, Feb. 1, 1938

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.080
Identifier: SC07.02.3.080
RH-5214/9
RH-5214/9

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5214/9 Exquisitely modeled figure of an African elephant with upraised trunk, wrought in twenty-two karat gold. His lifelike eyes are set with diamonds, and the tusks are carved from ivory. Created by Carl Fabergé, the celebrated Russian court jeweler to Nicholai II, it was made to the special order of his mother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna. From the quarters of the Empress, in the Anitchkov Palace, St. Petersburg. Mrs. J. L. Pratt February 1, 1938 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK

Dates

  • Feb. 1, 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

47.20.250

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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