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482, Apr. 9, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.059
Identifier: SC07.01.5.059
482
482

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK April 9, 1936 #482 Very fine parasol handle made of nephrite, in the shape of a duck’s head, with rubies for eyes and a most unusual green enamel band. At the base it is mounted in gold and set with two rows of diamonds. It is exceptionally finely enameled in translucent pink, giving the effect of trees in sunshine, which is enclosed in borders of white matte enamel, with translucent green enamel dots completing the design. It is the creation of the famous Russian court jeweler “Carl Fabergé”, who has so justly been termed the “Cellini of the nineteenth century.” 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

47.20.169

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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