1306, Apr. 2, 1936
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
April 2, 1936
A most exceptionally fine dark green jade elephant very sensitively modelled, with upturned trunk and diamonds for eyes. It is a magnificent specimen of the fine sculptures which were created by the master “Carl Fabergé”, and shows very beautifully his singularly perfect craftsmanship.
It is rendered in most complete detail. Ears, trunk, tusks, legs, etc., are all carefully cut and polished.
It is one of the rare examples of miniature sculpture executed in stone by “Carl Fabergé”, and for which he is today so justly famous.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- Creation: Apr. 2, 1936
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center
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