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before 1899
Russian
Decorative Arts
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Metalwork
gold, rock crystal, emeralds, rubies, glass, ivory
Moscow, Russia
Overall (unopened): 4 × 2 7/8 × 1/4 in. (10.16 × 7.3 × 0.64 cm)
47.20.351
Initials K. F. for Karl Fabergé, assay mark of Moscow before 1899, 56 zolotnik
Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt
Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Fabergé, coinciding with Fabergé in America, Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 12 - April 18, 1996, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, May 25 - July 28, 1996, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, August 24 - November 10, 1996, New Orleans Museum of Art, December 7, 1996 - February 8, 1997, Cleveland Museum of Art, March 12 - May 11, 1997

Collector of the Year, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, February 6 - March 13, 1983.
Von Habsburg, Géza, et al. Fabergé Revealed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. New York: Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc., with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2011. Exhibition catalog. (cat. no.32, illus p.169).

James S. Wamsley, “Fabergé the Fabulous,” Southern Accents, Vol. 19, No. 5, September-October 1996, pp. 130-134, ill. p. 132.

Lesley, Parker. Faberge. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1976. (p.101, illus. 208)
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