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CA-5364/2, Feb. 17, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.089
Identifier: SC07.02.3.089

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No.CA-5364/2 Green jade miniature frame designed by Carl Fabergé, celebrated court jeweler to Tsar Nikolai II. Made of one piece, it has two oval receptacles containing rare, original photographs of the court jeweler and his wife. They are rimmed with delicate fillets of silver, applied with ruby and black enamel in a design bordered by lines of white. The photograph openings are backed with ivory to which is attached a hinged easel of graceful design. The easel is hallmarked with the full name “Fabergé”; the initials of one of his leading workmasters, Henrik Wigstroem; and the numeral “88” denoting the quality of Russian silver. Acquired from Nikolai Fabergé, son of the renowned jeweler. Mrs. John L. Pratt FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK February 17, 1939


  • Feb. 17, 1939


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Biographical / Historical



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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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Physical Description


Physical Facet

Sales records


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