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RH5380-2, Jan. 9, 1940

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 10, Item: SC07.02.3.138
Identifier: SC07.02.3.138

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] BUTTERCUP Jeweled flower fantasy of buttercups with three blossoms fashioned in translucent yellow agate, with stamen centers, diamond set. Rising on graceful, slender stalks of gold, their serrated leaves, carved in Siberian nephrite, thrust upward through the gold soil in a container of Siberian lapis lazuli. This rests on a square plinth of white jade. The lower portion of the stem is hallmarked in full with the complete name, “Faberge”; the initials of one of his ablest workmasters, Henrik Wigstroem; and the number “72” denoting the Russian equivalent of 18 kt. gold. From the collection of a member of the Russian Imperial Family. Number RH5380-2 Mrs. John L. Pratt January 9, 1940 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Jan. 9, 1940


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No Copyright - United States:

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