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RH-5408/17, Feb. 4, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.087
Identifier: SC07.02.3.087

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5408/17 Small cage of appealing design wrought with slender bars of gold and suspended with a gold loop. Mounted on a base of Siberian nephrite which rests on four ball feet, the top is finished with seven pearls and with a decorative portion of turquoise composition, encircled by diamonds. Within this cage, on a small twig-like perch, is a diminutive bird carved in emerald, with head lifted in song and eyes set with diamonds. The gold perch bears full hallmarks including the name of Fabergé; the initials of one of his ablest artists, Henrik Wigstroem; and the numeral “72” denoting the Russian standard of 18kt. gold. Mrs. John L. Pratt February 4, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Feb. 4, 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
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States