Cartier Flower of Amethyst, Nephrite, Diamond and Rock Crystal, mid 20th Century.
Cartier object signed on both 18K gold stems, this rock crystal "flower pot" holds two delicate flowers of carved amethyst, centering small diamonds. The leaves are carved nephrite jade. Note how the vase appears to hold water! This wonderful object is 5 1/2 inches in length and is in fine condition. One can read more about the flower pots by Cartier and the influence, decades earlier, Faberge played in the book, Cartier, Jewelers Extraordinary, Hans Nadelhoffer, page 93.