1189, Apr. 9, 1936
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
April 9, 1936
A very lovely handle of pale green nephrite, gracefully curved and tapered. It is mounted with a gold cylindrical band chased and enameled in translucent white over a shimmering surface. Rubies are placed over it and are incorporated with a design of green-gold festoons.
This example typifies the fastidious craftsmanship of “Carl Fabergé”, celebrated Russian Court jeweler, who has so often been referred to as the “Cellini of the nineteenth century.”
From the collection of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia.
From the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoye Selo.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- Creation: Apr. 9, 1936
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
Language of Materials
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center
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