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480, Oct. 29, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.080
Identifier: SC07.01.5.080
480
480

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK OCTOBER 29, 1936 #480 Beautiful handle perfectly illustrating the artistry of “Carl Fabergé”. This handle, a combination of a well-cut and polished piece of milky-green nephrite, is set off by the complementary shade of orange in its gold and enameled mounting. This mounting, connecting the handle proper with the main body of the cane, is wrought with great delicacy and refinement. Against a curved surface of white matte enamel, minutely striped with gold, there are superimposed two crossed ribbons chased of greenish-gold and enameled with translucent orange. Above and below there is a tiny row of diamonds effectively set in quite another shade of gold. 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

47.20.168

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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