RH-5214/9, Feb. 1, 1938
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
- Creation: Feb. 1, 1938
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
Language of Materials
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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
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