1085, May 18, 1936
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
May 18, 1936
A most unusual egg shaped, gold mounted nephrite bookmark, encrusted with diamonds and rubies in the form of the initials “XB”, which is an abbreviation for the Russian “Christ is Risen”.
A good example of the work of the celebrated court jeweler “Carl Fabergé”, showing his rare ability to combine beauty with utility. In the original Faberge [sic] case.
From the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoye Selo.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- Creation: May 18, 1936
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
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.
Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository
Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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