G-13, Aug. 18, 1937
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK
August 18, 1937
Dome-shaped jade push-button by CARL G. FABERGE [sic], the celebrated Russian Court jeweler.
In the classic French style adapted by FABERGE [sic], the jade is of a dark green color cut into relief with rows of small rococo scrolls curving up over the top to join a central motif bearing the button. The button is a cabochon-cut star ruby set in a nine-petaled [sic] mounting of diamonds.
The jade is mounted in solid gold of a bright yellow color and, following in this style, is finely chased with flutings which are crossed with evenly spaced ribbons.
Mounted on three gold feet in the form of rococo scrolls.
Originally in the collection of Countess Brassoff.
Mrs. John L. Pratt
- Aug. 18, 1937
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
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Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center
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