G.8 (2 tags), undated
Scope and Contents
Transcription: [double-headed eagle] #G. 8. A miniature icon by CARL G. FABERGE, the Russian court jeweler. It is in the form of triptych and very simply on the exterior is paneled with a dark wood bearing a four-petaled catch centered by an emerald. It opens to disclose a solid gold interior. The three panels are executed in a brilliant yellow gold bearing three Russian arch-shaped panels bordered by pearls. The yellow-gold ground bears arabesques of the filigree and studded at significant points in the design are emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds. The central panel frames "The Resurrection". Against a dark background the figure of Christ appears holding aloft a pennant. His form radiates light and in the foreground two angels kneel. It is an extremely small painting even for a miniature but is complete in every detail. At top there is the Russian cross studded with emeralds and rubies. $1500.00 The inscription is as follows: Left panel: "Resurrection of Thine, O Christ, Savior, about which the Angels sing in Heaven. Right panel: and we on Earth try to be worthy to glorify Thee."
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Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.
Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center
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