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481, Oct. 29, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.081
Identifier: SC07.01.5.081
481
481

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK OCTOBER 29, 1936 #481 Very fine handle made of nephrite of a pale golden greenish shade, symmetrically curved and mounted in brilliantly enameled gold. The main part of the mounting is chased with a design of many short curves and enameled raspberry red. Curving around it in a ribbon effect there are four bands of leaves exquisitely worked in two shades of gold, namely, yellow gold and green gold. Above and below, there are two rows of diamonds. It is a good example of the fine workmanship of the celebrated court jeweler “Carl Fabergé”. 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

47.20.181

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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