Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
Unusual set of six large silver spoons, very simple both in design and in ornamentation.
The bowl of each is sharply pointed, while the handle is of shield shape, and on which is chased a shield surmounted by crown, and which bears the date “1770” as well as the words: “Concordia et Laetitia”. The center of the shield shows two hands clasped in a handshake. The reverse is dated 1850 and bears the initials “A.C.”.
The set was made in 1850 in St. Petersburg by the well-known firm “Nichols and Plinke”, who made many outstanding objects for members of the Imperial family.
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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