Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
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
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
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.
Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository
Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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