RH-5408/16, Mar. 3, 1939
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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5408/16 Figure of a Russian bear, smoothly carved in rock crystal, in standing posture. Modeled with rare fluency of form and subtly detailed the little animal is shown with four [sic?] paws upraised and head turned to one side. A striking feature of this beautiful sculpture is its perfect equilibrium notwithstanding the fact that the heavy body inclines forward. It was designed by that master-creator in gems, Carl Fabergé, jeweler at the court of St. Petersburg during the reigns of the last two Tsars of Russia, Aleksandr III and Nikolai II. Mrs. John L. Pratt March 3, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK
- Mar. 3, 1939
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, Fifth Avenue
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