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449, 450, 779, 779A, May 2, 1935

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.032
Identifier: SC07.01.5.032
449, 450, 779, 779A
449, 450, 779, 779A

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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures Rockefeller Center, New York May 2, 1935 #449. Very beautiful miniature gold Easter egg nicely chased and enameled in translucent red on top and bottom; in center small squares of yellow and green enclosed in two white bands of opaque enamel. #450. Very fine miniature gold Easter egg beautifully enameled in a soft shade of turquoise translucent enamel encircled with an engraved wreath which is enameled in emerald green. #779. Most unusual miniature Easter egg composed of rock crystal and garnets divided in various sections with many rows of small diamonds mounted in gold. #779A. A very fine miniature Easter egg composed of an unusual star sapphire colored agate mounted in gold which is finely chased and enameled in [sic] soft shade of green and decorated with a row of diamonds.

Made by the famous court jeweler “Carl Fabergé”. From the personal belongings of the Grand Duchess Tatiana, the second daughter of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia. From the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoye Selo.

Mrs. John L. Pratt


  • May 2, 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

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