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RH-1842/12, Apr. 19, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.110
Identifier: SC07.02.3.110
RH-1842/12
RH-1842/12

Scope and Contents

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

Dates

  • Apr. 19, 1939

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

The collection is open for research.

Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.

Conditions Governing Use

No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en

Biographical / Historical

American--1

Extent

1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.239

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Sales records

General

Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, Fifth Avenue

Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

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