Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
Exceptionally fine miniature gold frame by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler, enameled over a chased (guilloché) surface in a scintillating white.
It is a small oval frame and the inner oval opening for the picture is bordered with pearls while the outer border is finely chased in typical FABERGE fashion with oak leaves in two shades of gold and set at intervals with lovely rubies in square gold mountings. At the top is a highly polished ribbon box attachment.
The back is paneled with ivory and bears a beautifully fashioned gold easel.
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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