5839-12, Dec. 4, 1940
Scope and Contents
Transcription: [double-headed eagle] TABLE BELL Small table bell of red gold, designed in cupola form with tapering oval handle. Sole ornamentation consists of horizontal ridges which encircle the entire piece. Producing a musical note as it strikes the side of the bell, the clacker is modeled as an elongated drop. The little piece was fashioned by Karl Faberge, jeweler to the last two sovereigns of Old Russia, and is hallmarked with the numeral “56” denoting the Russian equivalent of 14 kt. gold; crossed anchors and sceptre device of the St. Petersburg assay office; and with the initials of one of the master’s assistant goldsmiths. Number 5839-12 Mrs. John L. Pratt December 4, 1940 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK
- Dec. 4, 1940
- Hammer Galleries (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, Fifth Avenue
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