Miniature Lily of the Valley

Miniature Lily of the Valley

late 1800s-early 1900s

firm of House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842-1918)

maker

Pearls, jade, rock crystal, gold

Overall: 5.1 x 2.3 cm (2 x 7/8 in.)

The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.445

Description

A small, carved rock crystal vase holds this lily of the valley study. The pearls, forming the flower’s buds, are drilled and attached to the remarkably slim gold stem. The hand-cut nephrite (jade) leaves enhance the naturalistic aura of the flower.

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