late 1800s-early 1900s
Chalcedony, jade, rock crystal, gold
Overall: 11.5 x 4.8 cm (4 1/2 x 1 7/8 in.)
The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.446
This type of small evergreen shrub is native to the northern forests of Eurasia.
This particular flower study is a lowbush cranberry or a lingonberry. Naturalistic aspects can be noticed in the petite scale of the plant and in the different coloring of the berries. Some are made of rust enamel over gold and in hues of milky white to represent unripe berries, while others appear in deep reddish amber to represent ripe ones.
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