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Easter Egg Charm, Oct. 2, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.120
Identifier: SC07.02.3.120
Easter Egg Charm
Easter Egg Charm

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] EASTER EGG CHARM Charm in the form of three tiny Easter Eggs, suspended from a bar. The eggs are of chrysophrase, agate, and reconstructed turquoise, while the gold bar is set with three cabochon rose tourmalines, alternating with two pearls. It was designed by the celebrated court jeweler to Nikolai II, Carl Faberge, and is hallmarked with “56” denoting the Russian equivalent of 14 kt. gold; and the wreathed head of the government assay office (indistinct). From the quarters of the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, youngest daughter of Nikolai II, in the Aleksandr Palace, Tsarskoye Selo. Mrs. John L. Pratt October 2, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Oct. 2, 1939


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Biographical / Historical



1 page

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
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