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598, undated

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.131
Identifier: SC07.01.5.131

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures Rockefeller Center, New York. #598 Pair of superb Wedgwood medallions, one portraying Czar Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia, the other, his wife Czarine Alexandra Feodorovna. These rare masterpieces of Wedgwood ware, the greatest of all ceramics, are exquisitely executed in white low relief on a soft green ground. In the perfection of the details and the characterization of the personages represented, they show the painstaking craftsmanship and distinctive elegance of this art. On the back of each of the medallions there is the mark “Wedgwood” and in script “The Czar of Russia” and “The Czarina of Russia”, respectively. They were purchased from Madame Anna Viroubova, former lady-in-waiting and personal friend of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

Mrs. John L. Pratt


  • undated


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Biographical / Historical



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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.420, 47.20.421

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Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center

Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States