Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
A large goose carved out of a piece of rock crystal by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler.
The goose is shown in a standing position with the long neck gracefully lifted, and the head turned slightly to one side. Tiny gold-mounted diamonds are set in for the eyes.
The imbricated plumage is finely rendered, and so life-like is the creation, that one feels that at any moment the goose will begin to waddle along. Fabergé was a great genius in the field of animal sculpture, and has here captured the charm of this bird, and given life to this finely carved stone.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- Creation: undated
- Schaffer Collection (Organization)
Language of Materials
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
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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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