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RH-5408/12, Feb. 24, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.099
Identifier: SC07.02.3.099

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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5408/12 Stalk of small asters, the blossoms carved in polished chalcedony, with gold centers, emerald set. Calyxes are of green chalcedony, toning with the serrated leaves fashioned in Siberian nephrite. The branch and extending short stems, joined irregularly with tiny leaflets, rise from a pot of jasper. Wide gold bands encircle top and bottom of the container, the material of which, predominately brick-toned, shows platinum grains, throughout. It may be noted that jasper and lapis lazuli from the Ural mountains frequently carried particles of precious metals. The lower portion of the stem is fully hallmarked with the name, in Russian, of the master-creator of this little fantasy, “Fabergé”. Present also are the initials of one of his outstanding artists 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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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