2455, 2456, undated
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
#2455. Miniature gold Easter egg, with four sections finely enameled a deep blue, and set in each corner with a gold star and in the center with a cabochon ruby. In between these sections, the gold surfaces are beautifully fluted.
#2456. Tiny Easter rabbit mounted in an egg-shaped gold ring. The bunny is beautifully carved out of a single piece of amethyst. Around his neck is a gold collar from which is suspended a gold-mounted olivene (sic), while olivenes (sic) are also set in for the eyes.
Both of these are by the famous Russian Court jeweler, CARL G. FABERGE, and are from the belongings of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- Creation: undated
- 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
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