Friday, July 18, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Summer is here, and flowers are everywhere! Unfortunately they will all wither and die too soon... But some flowers bloom forever. Like this Convolvulus by Fabergé for example. It was made around the year 1900!

The flowers are made of enameled gold, with centers of rose-cut diamonds, gold stems, and leaves of nephrite. The plant sits in a bowenite trough, and it's dimensions are 4.4'' x 2.6'' x 1'' (11.1 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm). In 1908 it was bought by Vita Sackville-West from Fabergé's London branch. After that it was owned by Sir Bernard Eckstein, who sold it at Sotheby's on February 8, 1949. It was subsequently presented by the royal family to Queen Mary for her birthday on May 26 that same year. It is now part of the Royal Collection

1 comment:

  1. Those are gorgeous!! While I love real blooms the most, they do wither away indeed, so these are a very VERY good second to have when you can't have real ones...ones to swipe indeed ;)))) I hope you have a great weekend doll <333


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