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Silver Vase, Dec. 4, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.125
Identifier: SC07.02.3.125
Silver Vase
Silver Vase

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] SILVER VASE Vase of hand-wrought silver in Empire style, designed by the celebrated court jeweler to Nikolai II, Carl Faberge. Standing on three claw feet, its sides are decorated with as many antique Russian coins, one of Empress Anna, dated 1712, one of Peter III, dated 1762 (he was the husband of Catherine the Great and ruled only one year), and one of Catherine the Great, dated 1764. The bowl is outlined with a tiny twisted motif, while the upper rim is in acanthus leaf design. It is hallmarked with the full name of the court jeweler, “2K. Faberge” beneath the double-headed eagle of royal appointment; the initials of his assistant workmaster “AW”; the number 88 denoting the quality of Russian silver; and the wreathed head device of the government assay office. It also bears the jeweler’s original order number #24066. Mrs. John L. Pratt December 4, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Creation: Dec. 4, 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