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G-14, Aug. 18, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.115
Identifier: SC07.01.5.115

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK August 18, 1937 #G-14 Gold-mounted jade calendar by CARL G. FABERGE [sic], the celebrated Russian Court jeweler. In the form of a rectangular piece of dark, translucent green jade, it is designed in his classic manner and mounted with gold-gilt back and easel. At the top, swags of green gold are contrasted with a reddish gold, the latter taking the form of crossed ribbons and exuberant ribbon bows, a larger one in the center and two smaller ones flanking it. In the very center, two oval openings bear red enameled mounts which have the numbers for the day of the month, and these are changeable each day by clicking the buttons on either side. Below, on a set of gold-gilt plaques, the names of the months are engraved and held in place by red enamel and moonstone mounts. 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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Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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