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2237, undated

 Item — Binder: SC-07 Binder 1, Page: Unknown, Item: SC07.01.4.043
Identifier: SC07.01.4.043
2237
2237

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] #2237 Tiny solid gold oval box, by CARL G. FABERGE, the Russian Court jeweler. It is designed with alternating green and narrow blue enamel stripes, and bears on the cover an oval carnelian minutely engraved in the Arabic script with exerpts [sic] from the Koran. It is surrounded by a row of diamonds. Like all of Fabergé’s boxes, the fit of cover to box is a notable example of his craftsmanship. Here also he has employed the hinges which appear on the finest 18th century gold snuff boxes. $850.00

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

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

No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en

Biographical / Historical

American--1

Extent

1 item

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.276

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Price tags

General

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.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

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