Scope and Contents
Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK #2496 Tiny vase with two small handles, beautifully carved out of rock crystal. The entire surface is cut with a basketwork design, while the top is mounted with a gold rim which is set with alternating diamonds and rubies. It is by the celebrated Russian Court jeweler CARL G. FABERGE, who is today often referred to as the “Cellini of the nineteenth century”. From the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoye Selo.
- 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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