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Easter Eggs, undated

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 10, Item: SC07.02.3.172
Identifier: SC07.02.3.172
Easter Eggs
Easter Eggs

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [On Hammer Galleries stationery, insignia of the Galleries with its double-headed eagle to the left of header; to the right, insignia with the inscription “By appointment to His Majesty the King of Egypt] Easter Eggs 1. Emerald enameled egg, presented by Czar Nicolai II to his mother, The Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, in 1912. The Empire design of the egg was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war of the fatherland against Napoleon. The folding screen of miniatures, which fits into the egg, shows the regiments of which she was honorary Colonel-in-Chief, which regiments were active in War of 1812. Height including stand, 7". Diameter, 4 ½" Screen opened measures 2 ½" x 12 ¾" 2. Ruby enameled egg presented by Czar Alexander III to his wife Czarina Maria Feodorovna in 1893. Has four miniature views of the Caucasian mountainside, and their son, Grand Duke George who had to live in high altitudes due to his ill health. Height 6" including stand Diameter 3 ½"


  • undated


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Biographical / Historical



1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Physical Description


Physical Facet

Sales records


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