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477, Oct. 29, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.078
Identifier: SC07.01.5.078
477
477

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK OCTOBER 29, 1936 #477 Small handle of exquisite delicacy and refinement composed in its miniature dimensions of a “T”-shaped piece of rock crystal set in a gold mounting finely bordered with a bead edge of yellow gold. Between these borders in incredibly small scale, the gold is chased into a design of waving lines, enameled in light blue and set with three rows of diamonds alternately placed. This is a specimen typical of the unsurpassed craftsmanship of “Carl Fabergé”, and worthy of the most discriminating taste. Originally in the collection of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia.

MRS. JOHN L. PRATT

Dates

  • Oct. 29, 1936

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

The collection is open for research.

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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

47.20.177

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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