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476, Apr. 9, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.057
Identifier: SC07.01.5.057
476
476

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK April 9, 1936 #476 A most unusually fine handle of nephrite, pale green in color, mounted with a cobra naturalistically carved out of yellow gold and entwined about the handle. The scales and small details are meticulously rendered, while on top of the snake’s head, a pink cabochon-cut ruby is mounted as the eye of the cobra. Made by “Carl Fabergé”, celebrated court jeweler to the Imperial family of Russia. Originally in the collection of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia.

MRS. JOHN L. PRATT

Dates

  • Apr. 9, 1936

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

The collection is open for research.

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Conditions Governing Use

No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en

Biographical / Historical

American--1

Extent

1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.187

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Sales records

General

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.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

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