Antique Russian jasper model of two miniature mushrooms

Style of Fabergé (Russian, founded 1842)

£2,800

This charming antique Russian model is carved in a highly naturalistic style, with visible incised detailing on the stalks of the mushrooms.

 

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Description

This fine group depicts a duo of mushrooms in the Fabergé style. The mushrooms, of carved jasper, are set onto a quartz base, which resembles naturalistic ground.

Similar items like this were notably first produced by Fabergé in pre-Revolutionary Russia. Before he produced the famous Imperial Easter eggs, he made his reputation with various luxury everyday items made from silver, gold, enamel, and precious stones, such as small hardstone figures of animals, and small vases with a few flowers or fruit—with the vase and "water" in rock crystal and the flowers in various hardstones and enamel.

Details

Artist / Maker
Style of Fabergé (Russian, founded 1842)
Country of Origin
Russian
Date of Manufacture
c. 1900
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Russian Interest
Material
Jasper, Quartz
Colour
Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
13 cm / 5.1 inches
Width
14 cm / 5.5 inches
Depth
13 cm / 5.1 inches

Reference:
9244

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