Skip to main content

Bear Charm, Oct. 2, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.117
Identifier: SC07.02.3.117
Bear Charm
Bear Charm

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] BEAR CHARM Tiny charm of a bear exquisitely carved from real amethyst and suspended from a gold link. He is standing on his hind legs, and his eyes are set with small cabochon rubies. This charm was designed by the celebrated court jeweler to Nikolai II, and executed by his talented stone carver, Kremlov. Mrs. John L. Pratt October 2, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Creation: Oct. 2, 1939


Language of Materials



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:

Biographical / Historical



1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials


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