This large-scale Fabergé model of a cockerel uses obsidian to great effect - like most of the birds fitted with gold feet it was made in Henrik Wigström's workshop. Other materials: purpurine, jasper, rose diamonds. Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission); bought by Queen Alexandra from Fabergé's London branch, 1909, (£113 10s.).
Dog Maker: Workshop of Peter Carl Faberge, 1846-1920 Medium: Agate, diamonds Dates: 1886-1917
Pouter pigeon fabergé A brown agate pouter pigeon with rose cut diamond eyes and chased gold legs. Provenance Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission)
A FABERGÉ SILVER FIGURAL SALT CELLAR, MOSCOW, 1898-1908 modeled as a sturgeon, the scales and fins realistically cast and chased, the eyes set with blue glass, struck with Cyrillic initials KF, 84 standard length 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm)
A gold mounted and gem set agate owl by Carl Faberg�, carved in a standing position, with a contemplative expression rose diamond set eyes and chased gold feet. Height: 4.5 cms Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstr�m, St. Petersburg.
A jewelled silver bell-push Fabergé with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 1899-1908 a realistically cast and chased figure of a rabbit standing alert on hind legs, with garnet pushpiece eyes, 84 standard height: 11.2cm (4 3/8 in).
<I>PROPERTY OF THE CHARLES R. WOOD FOUNDATION</I><br><br>height 2 3/8 in. 6 cm<br><br>with chased gold legs, the eyes set with diamonds.<br><br>PROVENANCE<br><br>Sold Christies, New York, October 17th, 1996, lot 114
Swallow | c. 1907 Obsidian, quartzite, rose diamonds, gold