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539, July 28, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.074
Identifier: SC07.01.5.074
539
539

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK July 28, 1936 #539 A very unusual and rare red Russian nephrite cane handle carved in the shape of a duck’s head. It is mounted in vari-colored gold which is partly chased and enameled in beautiful translucent green and matte white and set with small diamonds. Made by the famous Russian artist “Carl Fabergé”, court jeweler to the Czar of Russia, who has so often been termed the “Cellini of the nineteenth century.” From the collection of the Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia.

MRS. JOHN L. PRATT

Dates

  • July 28, 1936

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

The collection is open for research.

Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.

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.

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

Contact:
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