Orchid in a Vase, 1900s
Mark: Paris 1847-1919 (head of an eagle)
Gold, diamonds, colored enamelling, jasper, rock-crystal, moulding, carving.
Height 17.5 cm.
In the collection of A.K. Rudanovsky in St. Petersburg until 1919. Table decorations in the form of bouquets and and separately standing flowers in little vases of rock-crystal were popular in the late 19th century. Many well-known jewellery firms, such as Fabergé and Cartier executed orders for such items using small and precious stones in combination with gold and enamel.
Nicholas and Alexandra - The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia
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