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Bulldog, Dec. 6, 1939

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 9, Item: SC07.02.3.130
Identifier: SC07.02.3.130
Bulldog
Bulldog

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] BULLDOG Figure of a bulldog cared in obsidian and designed by Carl Faberge, eminent jeweler to the Imperial Court of Tsars Aleksandr III and Nikolai II of Russia. The dog’s brilliant eyes, each set with a diamond, and his life-like expression, are a lasting tribute to the genius of Faberge. Around his neck is a white enameled, gold collar from which is suspended a tiny bell. The loop on the collar is hallmarked with the initials of Heinrich Wigstroen, successor to Mikhail Perchin as Faberge’s [sic] leading master. It also bears the numeral “56” denoting the Russian equivalent of 14 kt. gold; and the wreathed head device of the assay office. 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

Dates

  • Dec. 6, 1939

Language of Materials

English

Access

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: http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en

Biographical / Historical

American--1

Extent

1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.246

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Sales records

General

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

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