2238, Aug. 18, 1937
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
August 18, 1937
Rare miniature Easter egg by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler.
The egg form is executed in solid gold overlaid by settings of silver for the bands of diamonds which rise from the bottom and cover the lower portion of the egg. From these bands, tendrils arise and, entwining over the gold surface of the egg, are executed in diamonds.
The bottom bears a cabochon-cut ruby.
Mrs. John L. Pratt.
- Aug. 18, 1937
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center
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