539, July 28, 1936
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
July 28, 1936
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
- July 28, 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.
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