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1364, Jan. 1, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.096
Identifier: SC07.01.5.096

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures Rockefeller Center, New York January 1, 1937 #1364 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


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center

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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States