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RH5380-9, Jan. 9, 1940

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 10, Item: SC07.02.3.139
Identifier: SC07.02.3.139

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] LILIES-OF-THE-VALLEY Delicately wrought lilies-of-the-valley with blossoms in translucent white chalcedony with gold centers, drooped on long stems of gold, from the base of which rise leaves in nephrite. The little fantasy rests within rock crystal fashioned to represent a vase filled with water. The object was created by the celebrated court jeweler to Tsars Aleksandr III and Nikolai II of Russia. It is fully hallmarked at the base of the stem with the master’s full name in Russian, “K. [struck through] Faberge”; the numeral “72” denoting the Russian equivalent of 18 kt. gold; and the initials “HW” for Henrik Wigstroem, one of Faberge’s ablest workmasters. Number RH5380-9 Mrs. John L. Pratt January 9, 1940 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Jan. 9, 1940


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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