RH-1842/12, Apr. 19, 1939
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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-1842/12 Figure of a polar bear carved in white granite, the eyes set with faceted emeralds of brilliant hue. With teeth bared and head thrust forward, the animal seems to present a resistant front to some invisible enemy. Heavy legs and paws and cumbersome body are well delineated, and the fur subtly handled. Designed by Carl Fabergé, famous jeweler to the late Russian Imperial family, it was executed by one of his most talented stone carvers, Kremlev the Younger. From the apartments of Tsar Nikolai II in the Aleksandr Palace, Tsarskoye Selo. Mrs. John L. Pratt April 19, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK
- Apr. 19, 1939
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, Fifth Avenue
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