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Parasol Handle, Dec. 6, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.128
Identifier: SC07.02.3.128
Parasol Handle
Parasol Handle

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] PARASOL HANDLE Parasol handle of gold and enamel created by Carl Faberge[sic], eminent court jeweler to Tsars Aleksandr III and Nikolai II of Russia. The egg-shaped top has a field of guilloche work applied with mauve champ-leve [sic: champlevé] enamel, favorite color of the Tsarina Aleksandr Feodorovna. This is decorated with a spiral effect of diamonds, terminating in a large diamond at the top. The wide neck of yellow champ-leve [sic: champlevé] enamel is banded by two fillets of diamonds and is mounted with swags of green and red gold tied with diamonds. It is hallmarked with the initials of Faberge’s [sic] leading workmaster, Mikhail Perchin; the number “56” denoting the Russian equivalent of 14 kt. gold; and the device of the St. Petersburg assay office, crossed anchors and sceptre. From the collection of Prince Aleksandr Romanovski, Duke of Leuchtenberg. Mrs. John L. Pratt December 6, 1939 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Dec. 6, 1939


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, Fifth Avenue

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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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