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2326, undated

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.154
Identifier: SC07.01.5.154
2326
2326

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK

#2325 Unique sculpture of a hornbill by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler. This exotic bird with its exceptionally long curved beak, is shown in a seated position, with its head upraised. It is carved from flawless smoky topaz, beautiful in color. The rendition of the bird is executed with broad, sweeping lines, yet with great attention and fidelity to detail. Diamonds mounted in yellow gold are set in for the eyes. It is in every respect an example typical of the fine animal sculptures by Fabergé.

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

47.20.256

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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