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5791-10, Dec. 4, 1940

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 10, Item: SC07.02.3.155
Identifier: SC07.02.3.155

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] CHICK Baby chick, skilfully [sic] carved in richly-toned rose jasper with feet modeled in 18 kt. gold. The eyes are set with cabochon rubies. Created by Karl Faberge with fine expression of form and subtle line, this little object exemplifies the perfection of detail and ingenuous appeal which the master brought to the art of stone cutting. Fully hallmarked, it bears the number “72” denoting the Russian equivalent of 18 kt. gold; wreathed head of the government assay office; initials “TL” of the government inspector; and initials of the workmaster “HW” for Henrik Wigstroem. Present also is the original blue enameled number, G21632, under which it was inventoried in the Gatchina Palace. Number 5791-10 Mrs. John L. Pratt December 4, 1940 FROM THE HAMMER COLLECTION – 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK


  • Dec. 4, 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