1101, July 28, 1936
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
July 28, 1936
Exceptionally beautiful and rare miniature gold icon depicting “The Holy Virgin and Child Enthroned”, set in an oval frame meticulously carved and chased with roses and emerald green leaves.
The painting is of the most minute dimensions and is superbly painted with a perfection of details and beauty of characterization rarely achieved. At top, an interesting attachment is mounted with a blue sapphire, while from the bottom hang a pink ruby, an emerald and a pearl.
The icon bears an inscription meaning “Save and Protect”, and is signed by the artist “M. Chuknovsky”.
It is mounted in a beautifully designed triptych case of “Old Russian” design. Hinges conform to the design of the case and are in solid silver intricately chased.
From the personal belongings of the Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia. From the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoye Selo.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- Creation: July 28, 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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