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571, Mar. 25, 1935

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.022
Identifier: SC07.01.5.022

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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures Rockefeller Center, New York March 25, 1935 #571 Exceptionally beautiful parasol handle by Carl Faberge [sic], Court Jeweler of the Czar of Russia, often referred to as the Cellini of the 19th century. This fine specimen of Faberge’s [sic] art shows the ingenuity and artistry of this master craftsman. The curved part of the handle, formed of a single piece of jade, is finely incised and mounted with rubies. The main body of it, a single piece of tortoise shell, polished and tapered, is connected by a fine gold and enamel mounting. This gold mounting, so typical of Faberge’s [sic] art, is chased and enameled in a lovely translucent red, and ornamented by a fine design of festoons in yellow gold.

Mrs. John L. Pratt


  • Mar. 25, 1935


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center

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