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509, Aug. 26, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.076
Identifier: SC07.01.5.076
509
509

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK August 26, 1936 #509 Exceptionally beautiful handle carved of a single amethyst set in a gold mounting and forming an exquisite terminal to a parasol. The amethyst, beautifully carved, consists of two shells placed together on a Russian capital. The gold mounting, so typical of “Fabergé’s” workmanship, is intricately embellished with a repeating design punctuated all over with diamonds and enameled a lovely translucent pink. The piece, combining as it does two shades of gold, is exquisitely bordered with two rows of diamonds superbly demonstrating the infinite amount of craftsmanship employed in a “Fabergé” creation. It is the work of the famous Russian artist “Carl Fabergé”, court jeweler to the Czar of Russia, who was so often termed the “Cellini of the nineteenth century” because of his unusually fine craftsmanship. Originally in the collection of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, late Czar of Russia.

MRS. JOHN L. PRATT

Dates

  • Aug. 26, 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.

Related Materials

47.20.193

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

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