2460, 2465, 2470, 2472, undated
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
#2460. Miniature gold Easter egg, beautifully decorated with alternating panels of red and white translucent enamel. The white portions are further embellished with overlaid tiny blue flowers and green leaves.
#2465. Miniature gold Easter egg fashioned as a gold egg-shaped ring enameled over a chased surface in a shimmering white. From its center is suspended a gold-mounted ruby.
#2470. Miniature gold Easter egg fashioned as a gold egg-shaped ring, in which stands a gold-mounted egg-shaped aquamarine.
#2472. Miniature Easter egg carved out of a single piece of the rare Russian semi-precious stone, orletz. Wound about the egg is a gold serpent, exquisitely chased, its head set with an emerald.
These are by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler, and are from the belongings of the Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaiovna, the eldest daughter 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
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
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