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2455, 2456, undated

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 6, Item: SC07.01.5.164
Identifier: SC07.01.5.164
2455, 2456
2455, 2456

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of 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.



  • Creation: undated


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The collection is open for research.

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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical



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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.110, 47.20.136

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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.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States