Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
A most exceptional star ruby of thirty carats, unusual for its size, shape and color of great intensity and richness.
It is mounted into an exquisite yellow gold ring, which consists of a broad band pierced throughout its entire surface, and chased with foliations and flowers which show exceedingly fine craftsmanship. The mounting for the stone is in the form of a collar of laurel leaves.
The general composition of the ring, with its fine material and excellent workmanship, combined with its exquisite lightness and grace, mark it as an important example of the jeweler’s art.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- 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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