1364, Jan. 1, 1937
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
Rockefeller Center, New York
January 1, 1937
An exceptionally choice fantaisie by “Carl G. Fabergé”, the celebrated Russian court jeweler.
Signed and in the original case, this unique tray of gold gilt silver is mounted with a stand to which is attached an ivory swing on which perches a paraquet [sic] cut directly out of a rare brilliantly colored agate, the natural markings of which delineate the feathers in the minutest detail.
Emeralds are set in for the eyes and the whole presents an astonishingly life-like aspect. On either side of the swing tiny containers hold the golden kernels of birdseed.
Mrs. John L. Pratt
- Creation: Jan. 1, 1937
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
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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.
Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository
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