late 1800s-early 1900s
Pearls, diamonds, jade, rock crystal, silver, gold
Overall: 12.1 x 3.1 cm (4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)
The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.443
These delicate flowers on silver-gilt stems comprise five finely rounded turquoise discs placed around a rose-cut diamond. Fabergé’s influence for these flowers is said to have come from the flower arrangements in precious stones that were made in the 1700s for Catherine the Great and from the Japanese art of flower arranging, known as ikebana. The Eastern reverence for the natural world can be seen as an inspiration for most of the House of Fabergé objects.
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