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RH-5380/11, Feb. 24, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.095
Identifier: SC07.02.3.095

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5380/11 Ingenuous flower fantasy, finely detailed describing a Tibetian [sic] poppy. Small buds and opening blossoms are fashioned in white chalcedony with peach tonings [sic]. The delicate stamens of gold, set with sapphires, cluster thickly in the fuller blown blossoms; centers are set with topaz. Rhythmical stems rising from gold soil and finely worked sepals are in gold. Carved in Siberian nephrite, the serrated leaves enclose the flower grouping. A simulated tub carved in greyish-brown veined agate, is held with hoops of gold set with diamonds for the rivets. An extraordinary creation of Carl Fabergé, Imperial Russian master and illustrious designer in gems, the lower portion of the stem is hallmarked with his name in Russian; the initials of his able artist, Henrik Wigstroem, and the numeral “72” denoting the Russian equivalent of 18kt. gold. From the collection of a member of the Russian Imperial Family. Mrs. John L. Pratt February 24, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Feb. 24, 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