Skip to main content

G-5, Aug. 18, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.112
Identifier: SC07.01.5.112

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK August 18, 1937 #G-5 Miniature picture frame by CARL G. FABERGE [sic], the celebrated Russian Court jeweler. It is executed in unusually small dimensions in solid gold with a jade center surrounding the tiny opening for a picture. Concentric fluted gold rims separate these areas. The jade is of a dark, spotted green and in contrast to it, a pale mauve enamel is employed overlaid by an interweaving green-gold wreath. At top, a ribbon with bow and loose ends is fixed, bearing a ruby in the center. It is mounted with a gold easel. Originally in the collection of the Countess Brassoff.

Mrs. John L. Pratt


  • Aug. 18, 1937


Language of Materials



The collection is open for research.

Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.

Conditions Governing Use

No Copyright - United States:

Biographical / Historical



1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials


Physical Description


Physical Facet

Sales records


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.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States