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818, Easter [Apr. 21], 1935

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.026
Identifier: SC07.01.5.026

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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures Rockefeller Center, New York Easter, 1935 #818 Very interesting white porcelain Easter egg with floral design, bearing monogram “A.F.” surmounted by crown, standing for Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia. Made in the Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory at St. Petersburg. The decoration of this porcelain Easter Egg is beautifully composed of a handsome wreath of roses going around the middle of the egg from one side of the monogram to the other. The roses, exquisitely painted in varying shades of magenta, together with the leaves, are bound about by a blue ribbon recurring at different intervals throughout the wreath. The monogram of the Czarina is finely rendered in gold laurel leaves, and with the crown, is placed in the center of an oval from which start symetrical [sic] borders in gold going around the egg.

Mrs. John L. Pratt


  • Easter [Apr. 21], 1935


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Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center

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Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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