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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
RH-5380/2
RH-5380/2

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

Dates

  • Jan. 31, 1939

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

47.20.235

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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