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Russian Imperial Gordonia Earrings

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Description

Peter Carl Faberg (Russian, 18461920) was a visionary and talented artisan and jeweler. Our pretty floral earrings are based on a whimsical potted gordonia (20th century), a tropical plant known for its large white blooms, crafted by Faberg's workshop in gold and semiprecious stones. Now in The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection, it is on long-term loan to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Produced in cooperation with the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with simulated glass pearls.

Pierced: 1'' diam. Gold-filled posts.
Clip: 1 1/2'' diam.

  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with simulated glass pearls

  • Pierced: 1'' diam. Gold-filled posts
  • Clip: 1 1/2'' diam.

Art History

In 1872 Peter Carl Faberg (Russian, 18461920) took over his fathers small jewelry atelier in St. Petersburg and within 40 years had transformed it into the worlds largest enterprise of its kind, employing some 500 craftsmen and designers. Among the firms devoted and elite clientele were members of the Russian imperial family, the Romanovs, for whom they made the most precious pieces and the extraordinary Easter eggs.

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Description

Peter Carl Faberg (Russian, 18461920) was a visionary and talented artisan and jeweler. Our pretty floral earrings are based on a whimsical potted gordonia (20th century), a tropical plant known for its large white blooms, crafted by Faberg's workshop in gold and semiprecious stones. Now in The Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection, it is on long-term loan to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Produced in cooperation with the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with simulated glass pearls.

Pierced: 1'' diam. Gold-filled posts.
Clip: 1 1/2'' diam.





  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with simulated glass pearls

  • Pierced: 1'' diam. Gold-filled posts
  • Clip: 1 1/2'' diam.




Art History

In 1872 Peter Carl Faberg (Russian, 18461920) took over his fathers small jewelry atelier in St. Petersburg and within 40 years had transformed it into the worlds largest enterprise of its kind, employing some 500 craftsmen and designers. Among the firms devoted and elite clientele were members of the Russian imperial family, the Romanovs, for whom they made the most precious pieces and the extraordinary Easter eggs.


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