Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Masterpiece of the Week: The Nephrite Pen Box, 17th C.

Desk Set of Nephrite Jade, Rubies, Emeralds and Diamonds set in gold
Seventeenth Century
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Here we see, from Seventeenth-Century India, a knife, pen, magnifying glass and matching bo of nephrite jade.  Decorated in a splendid, and very Indian, floral motif, the set is further adorned with rubies, emeralds and diamonds set in gold.  

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