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G-8, Aug. 18, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.113
Identifier: SC07.01.5.113

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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK August 18, 1937 #G-8 A miniature icon by CARL G. FABERGE [sic], the celebrated Russian Court jeweler. It is in the form of a triptych and is very simply panelled [sic] on the exterior with a dark wood bearing a four-petaled [sic] catch centered by an emerald. It opens to disclose a solid gold interior. The three panels are executed in a brilliant yellow gold bearing three Russian arch-shaped panels bordered by pearls. The yellow-gold ground bears arabesques of filigree and is studded at significant points in the design with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds. The central panel frames “The Resurrection.” Against a dark background, the figure of Christ appears holding aloft a pennant. His form radiates light and in the foreground, two angels kneel. It is an extremely fine painting for a miniature and is complete in every detail. It is surmounted by a Russian Cross studded with emeralds and rubies. The inscription on the left panel reads as follows: “Resurrection of Thine, O Christ, Saviour, about which the Angels sing in Heaven.” And on the right panel: “And we on Earth try to be worthy to glorify Thee.” Originally in the collection of the Countess Brassoff.

Mrs. John L. Pratt


  • Aug. 18, 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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Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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