Friday, December 12, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Christmas is just around the corner, and one Christmas decoration I wouldn't mind putting on my mantlepiece - if I had a mantlepiece - is this Fabergé holly sprig! It was made by workmaster Henrik Wigström, around 1908!

The twig sits in a glass made of rock crystal, which emulates both the glass and the water in it. It has a stem made of gold, leaves of nephrite, and red purpurine berries. The dimensions of the piece is 5.6'' x 3.1'' x 3.1'' (14.1 x 8 x 8 cm), and it was purchased by Mrs George Keppel on a visit to Fabergé's shop in London with Edward VII in 1908. She was a long-time mistress of the king. Now it is part of the Royal Collection.

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