G-5, Aug. 18, 1937
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
August 18, 1937
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
- 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
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