Extraordinary Faberge Ruby Diamond Gold Chinese Jade Lotus Leaf Bowl

Extraordinary Faberge Ruby Diamond Gold Chinese Jade Lotus Leaf Bowl


This extraordinary Faberge hand carved bowl, in the shape of a lotus leaf, was created from the richest of light to dark green Chinese jade and has a delicate organic floral motif design on the bottom of the bowl. Of the 33,000 inventory items recorded from the Faberge firm, the Russian State Historical Archive has been able to only identify 336 objects created from jade, making this special object both very rare and extremely precious.

The sensuously curved 18K gold jeweled stem, which looks as though it is growing from one side of the bowl, is encrusted with 10 old mine cut diamonds weighing .70 carats, and 30 rose cut diamonds weighing .40 carats, and ends in a oval Burmese cabochon ruby weighing approximately 3.70 carats. The stem is marked with the full name "Faberge" and with an oval mark "M.P.", the stamp of Mikhail Perkhin, chief master of the Faberge Company.

The provenance of the jeweled jade bowl is that it was obtained from the Estate of Baron Pierre De Menasce of Alexandria, Egypt (1902-1973), who was a famous collector of oriental historical objects, and this piece was part of his outstanding collection.

The stylistic characteristics of this object, the quality of the stone carving and jewelry work, the excellent condition, the unquestionable authenticity of the piece as confirmed by Doctor Valentine Skurlov, Expert of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, and its rarity, make this Faberge lotus leaf bowl a true museum piece.

Length including handle 3 10/16", width 2 3/4".

Jade, Ruby, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Russia, c1905

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