Fabergé style Russian jasper model of mushrooms
Russian, c. 1900
Height 13cm, width 14cm, depth 13cm
This exquisite and charming model of two mushrooms in jasper has been mounted onto a quartz rock base. Before receiving the commissions for the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé made his name by creating luxurious curious items and figures such as these mushrooms from precious materials such as silver, gold, enamel, and gemstones.