Description This nephrite bowl is a tour de force in the art of the lapidary. It is so thinly cut and so finely polished that it appears translucent against the light. For decorative purposes, Fabergé much more frequently used nephrite, a dark green mineral species of jade found in Siberia, than the more rare jadeite.
- The Fabergé Menagerie. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Portland Art Museum, Portland. 2003-2004.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, ca. 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, ca. 1929
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