Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
Paper knife with gold and topaz handle by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler.
The stone is of a rich golden color and is so shaped that it may be easily grasped. Around its collar is a gold band chased in typical FABERGE classical style.
It is a good example of the fine craftsmanship and excellent taste of this great artist, who is today often referred to as the “Cellini of the nineteenth century”.
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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