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RH-5380/2, Jan. 31, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.084
Identifier: SC07.02.3.084

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5380/2 Flower fantasy exquisitely developed in jewels in the form of a dandelion seed ball. Created by Carl Fabergé, illustrious jeweler to the Russian Imperial Family, this little piece typifies his finest work. The head, with down of asbestos is developed around the seed pod and pedicels of platinum, delicately finished with tiny diamonds. Serrated leaves carved in jade and graceful gold stalk rise from a little vase carved in rock crystal to represent a tumbler filled with water. Fully hallmarked, it is signed with the full name of Fabergé; the initials of one of his leading artists, Henrik Wigstroem; and with the numeral “72” denoting the Russian standard of 18kt. gold. From a collection of a member of the Imperial Family. Mrs. John L. Pratt January 31, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Creation: Jan. 31, 1939


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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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Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States