DescriptionMALCOLM S. FORBES COLLECTION: TWO HARDSTONE, GOLD, AND ROCK CRYSTAL FLORAL STUDIES RETAILED BY CARTIER
Retailed by Cartier Inc., New York, New York, circa 1967
5-3/4 inches high (14.6 cm)
One floral study of a Raspberry plant with crystal bloom set with diamond center and rhodonite fruit on 18 karat gold stems with jade leaves set within bulbous rock crystal base, and a Blackberry plant with chalcedony bloom with with diamond center and rhodonite, black onyx and jade fruit on 18 karat gold stems with jade leaves set within a cylindrical rock crystal base. Purchased by Malcolm Forbes from Cartier's shop on Fifth Avenue at 52nd Street.
Raspberry: one leaf missing, chipping to base of rock crystal; Blackberry: restoration of bloom stem, chipping to base of rock crystal
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