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RH-5380/14, Feb. 24, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.098
Identifier: SC07.02.3.098

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5380/14 Dainty jeweled fantasy of a small hyacinth plant set in a little tub carved in white agate. From the centers of the miniature blossoms of blue chalcedony appear gold stamens set with tiny emeralds. Calyxes and leaves in realistic manner are of Siberian nephrite, and the stem isof [sic] 18kt. gold. The lower portion of the stem, rising above the gold soil within a little tub, is hallmarked with the name of the master-designer, Carl Fabergé. Present also are the initials of one of his ablest masters, 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


  • Creation: 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