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G-13, Aug. 18, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.114
Identifier: SC07.01.5.114

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Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK August 18, 1937 #G-13 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


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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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