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RH-5409/25, June 1, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.113
Identifier: SC07.02.3.113

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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] Article No. RH-5409/25 Graceful figure of an ostrich, realistically carved in Siberian striated [sic] brown agate, with eyes set with emeralds and legs modeled in gold. It stands on a plinth of giallo marble. The body is beautifully executed in full detail. Feather formation follow [sic] the natural veinings in the stone and the neck, rising arched, developed in the lighter-toned portion, is etched to show the smallest feather form. It was created by Carl Fabergé, world-famed jeweler to the Imperial family of Russia, court jeweler and designer in precious substances to nearly all the royal houses in Europe and Asia. Mrs. John L. Pratt June 1, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • June 1, 1939


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Biographical / Historical



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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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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