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479, Oct. 29, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.079
Identifier: SC07.01.5.079
479
479

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK OCTOBER 29, 1936 #479 Particularly beautiful handle, exquisitely wrought and decorated in a most beautiful manner. The handle proper, a piece of rock crystal, is set in a cylindrical gold mounting embellished with various gold and enamel borders. At the top and bottom there are green gold wreaths against a deeper shade of gold. The enameled decoration is formed of three gold bands exquisitely enameled in a light shade of blue. Each one is minutely chased with a scale design which imparts a shimmering quality. Over the central band of a very pale shade of blue, there is a fine gold double wreath. On each side of this middle portion two rows of pearls enhance the superlative quality of this “Fabergé” creation. 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.

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

47.20.196

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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