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

In the Russian Fabergé style, this jasper mushroom has been mounted on a rock simulating pyrite mineral.

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, small hardstone figures of animals, and small vases with a few flowers or fruit- 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
Floral, Russian Interest
Material
Jasper
Colour
Multi-coloured

Dimensions

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

Reference:
009244

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