538, Oct. 29, 1936
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
OCTOBER 29, 1936
“Fabergé” handle executed in a most unusual manner of soft green nephrite in the shape of an egg affixed to a hand-hammered cylindrical gold mounting. Starting from this mount and entwined over the egg-shaped surface, there is a golden snake, chased in all the precision of its naturalistic details.
Originally in the collection of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- Oct. 29, 1936
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
Language of Materials
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
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.
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