150, Dec. 3, 1934
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
Rockefeller Center, New York
December 3, 1934
A most exceptional blue and silver brocade cope, with an all-over “Baroque” floral and leaf design woven in silver threads which will never tarnish, as they were treated with an unknown process which is today a lost art. It is bordered with a very fine hand-made silver lace of the period.
Russian, 18th century.
From the private collection of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia. From the Alexandrovsky Palace at Tsarskoye Selo.
Mrs. John L. Pratt
- Creation: Dec. 3, 1934
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center
Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository
Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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