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2299, undated

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.149
Identifier: SC07.01.5.149
2299
2299

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK #2299 A most unusual flower creation by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler, who is often referred to today as the “Cellini of the nineteenth century”. Beautifully conceived and executed, it represents a spray of lilies-of-the valley [underlined] fashioned of pearls with diamond tips, on a gold stem and with two large leaves of jade. The spray stands in what appears to be a red clay flower [underlined] pot filled with moss, but the pot actually is of silver and enameled in a matte brick red, the color of the natural clay, while the moss is of gold, so artfully employed that one can scarcely believe that it is not actually moss. So ingeniously is the entire object executed that it gives a most lifelike and naturalistic effect. One feels that the flower is planted in the pot, and only upon closer examination does one realize that the whole is created from such precious materials as gold, silver, pearls, diamonds and jade.

MRS. JOHN L. PRATT

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

The collection is open for research.

Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.

Conditions Governing Use

No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en

Biographical / Historical

American--1

Extent

1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.221

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Sales records

General

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.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

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