Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
Charming “fantaisie” by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler, a tourmaline parrot of soft rose-color shading into a pale green tail and with emerald eyes, diamond collar and gold feet, perches on a swinging ivory bar which carries silver gilt pails on either end, filled with seed.
Ingeniously contrived, the swing is suspended from a silver gilt stand mounted on a round tray in typical Fabergé classical inspiration.
MRS. JOHN L. PRATT
- 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
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States