2464, 2468, undated
Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
#2464. Miniature Easter egg carved out of a single piece of dark green jade, mounted in a gold wreath which divides the egg into three portions. Two points of the wreath are set with rubies.
#2468. Miniature gold Easter egg finely enameled over a chased (guilloché) surface in a rich red. One side is set with a . (sic) pearl, while the other bears abbreviations in gold letters, which stand for the traditional Easter greeting “Christ is Risen”.
These are by the celebrated Russian Court jeweler CARL G. FABERGE, and are from the belongings of the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaiovna, the youngest 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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