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RH-5408/16, Mar. 3, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.105
Identifier: SC07.02.3.105

Scope and Contents

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


Language of Materials



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Biographical / Historical



1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Physical Description


Physical Facet

Sales records


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