RH-5380/10, Feb. 24, 1939
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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Orange Blossom Article No. RH-5380/10 Delicately wrought flower fantasy created by Carl Fabergé, world famed court jeweler to the last two Tsars of Russia, Aleksandr III and Nikolai II. Fashioned with consummated [sic] artistry, the buds and blossoms in chalcedony surmount a slender, curved stem of gold on which startingly [sic] realistic leaves appear, carved in Siberian nephrite. Five of these cluster at the top and a large one is joined near the base of the stem, at the point where it is immersed in simulated water. The little vase is ingeniously fashioned of rock crystal. Full hallmarks include the name “Fabergé”; the initials of one of his ablest 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
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
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Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, Fifth Avenue
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