Scope and Contents
The Schaffer Collection
Russian Imperial Art Treasures
ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK
Gold frame by CARL G. FABERGE, the celebrated Russian Court jeweler. In typical Fabergé design, the rectangular opening for the picture is bordered by bead and dash pattern, while the outside border is likewise designed with a classical pattern, set in each corner with a rosette.
In between these, the area is overlaid with a chased guilloché surface enameled a most unusual shade of greyish blue and this is overlaid with rich gold festoons and shell motifs.
Bears a fancifully designed 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
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States