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2322, undated

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.151
Identifier: SC07.01.5.151
2322
2322

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK #2322 An exceptionally fine miniature sculpture of a blood hound by the celebrated Russian Court jeweler CARL G. FABERGE. The animal is carved from a single piece of vari-colored agate ranging in shade from a light gray to a reddish brown. He is shown in the attitude of following the scent, and most noteworthy in this specimen is the impression one gains of his great strength and power. The lowered head, the sniffing nose, the upcurled tail, and long ears almost touching the ground, are all most remarkable, and most life-like. One actually seems to feel that the dog is following one, so realistic is the whole creation. In its small dimensions every detail of the anatomy is correctly and precisely carved, even to the chasing of the individual markings on the dog. Diamonds are set in for the eyes.

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

47.20.240

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

Contact:
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