Floral arrangements that last forever from Imperial Russia. A couple of them by Fabergé. Love the rock crystal water. All of these being part of the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and part of a Sotheby’s auction scheduled for December 2, 2020.

Jeweled two-color gold-mounted nephrite and rock crystal study of a dandelion. Formed as a single yellow dandelion seed-head with pink gold seeds terminating in rose-cut diamond and natural thread pappi on a finely textured gold stem with two nephrite leaves in a tapering faceted cylindrical rock crystal vase in a fitted leather and silk A La Vieille Russie case. ca. 1900. Russian, made in Saint Petersburg. Fabergé, maker. Apparently unmarked. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/faberge-vertu-property-from-the-brooklyn-museum-sold-to-support-museum-collections/a-faberge-jewelled-two-colour-gold-mounted
Gold-mounted moonstone, nephrite and rock crystal study of mistletoe. Formed as a sprig of mistletoe with a finely textured gold stem emanating five nephrite leaves with two clusters of moonstone berries in an elegantly flared rock crystal vase in a fitted wood, velvet and silk A La Vieille Russie case. ca. 1900. Russian, made in Saint Petersburg. Fabergé. Apparently unmarked. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/faberge-vertu-property-from-the-brooklyn-museum-sold-to-support-museum-collections/a-rare-faberge-gold-mounted-moonstone-nephrite-and
Jeweled gold-mounted rhodonite, nephrite, agate and rock crystal study of a wild strawberry, formed as a cluster of rhodonite berries on a finely textured gold stem, terminating in a blossom with rock crystal petals and a gem-set stigma, mounted with five nephrite leaves in a tapering banded agate vase inset with natural mineral crystals emulating soil. 20th c Russian. In the style of the house of Carl Fabergé. Maker’s marks: marks for Fabergé and “H.W.” on stem. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/faberge-vertu-property-from-the-brooklyn-museum-sold-to-support-museum-collections/a-jewelled-gold-mounted-rhodonite-nephrite-agate
Jeweled silver-mounted rock crystal, nephrite and guilloché enamel study of a wild rose. ca. 1912. Russian. In the style of the house of Carl Fabergé. Maker’s marks: Marked on stem with spurious marks for Feodor Afanassiev. The base with London import marks from 1912 to 1913, 925 and imported mark of Erich Kellerman. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/faberge-vertu-property-from-the-brooklyn-museum-sold-to-support-museum-collections/a-jewelled-silver-mounted-rock-crystal-nephrite

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