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Faberge - A figure of a Persian cat : attributed to Karl Faberge, circa 1910, made of smoky quartz with elaborately and finely carved coat, 2 ruby eyes set in gold.

Faberge - A figure of a Persian cat : attributed to Karl Faberge, circa made of smoky quartz with elaborately and finely carved coat, 2 ruby eyes set in gold.

A Faberge hardstone carving of a tortoise, St. Petersburg, circa 1900 the small creature carved in pale green hardstone, probably beryl, the cabochon ruby eyes set in gold. Contained in original fitted red leather case. length 1 1/2 in. (3.8cm.)

A Faberge hardstone carving of a tortoise, St. Petersburg, circa 1900 the small creature carved in pale green hardstone, probably beryl, the cabochon ruby eyes set in gold. Contained in original fitted red leather case. length 1 in.

Fabergé gemstone parrot. Carved agate(?) parrot with ruby eyes and gold feet hangs from a carved ivory ring. From the exhibit, ‘Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars’, at the Bowers Museum [pic: P1100503 by Gabriele B, via Flickr]

Carved agate parrot with ruby eyes and gold feet hangs from a carved ivory ring. From the exhibit, ‘Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars’, at the Bowers Museum

The Royal Collection: Duckling Creator: Henrik Emanuel Wigström A duckling, carved in pale cream-brown aventurine quartz with cabochon ruby eyes and chased red gold legs. The aventurine quartz used for this study of a duckling lacks the naturalism of other hardstones selected to represent the true colouring of a particular animal, however the animal sculptures themselves are very carefully observed.

The Royal Collection: Duckling Creator: Henrik Emanuel Wigström A duckling, carved in pale cream-brown aventurine quartz with cabochon ruby eyes and chased red gold legs. The aventurine quartz used for this study of a duckling lacks the naturalism of othe

Swallow | c. 1907  Obsidian, quartzite, rose diamonds, gold

Fabergé swallow, circa Obsidian, white quartzite, with rose diamond eyes and gold feet. Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission).

Fabergé hen carved in reddish brown agate with rose diamond eyes and chased gold legs. Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission).

Fabergé hen carved in reddish brown agate with rose diamond eyes and chased gold legs. Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission).

Fabergé carved rock crystal japonica by workmaster Henrik Emanuel Wigström, c. 1900. Gold, nephrite, enamel, rose diamonds. Stanislaw Poklewski-Koziell - who purchased this flower model and the Chrysanthemum in the Royal Collection - was ‘perhaps the most prolific present giver the world has ever seen’. He was a councillor at the Russian Embassy in London and a great friend of Edward VII. It is assumed that this flower was a gift from him to Queen Alexandra.

According to Bainbridge, Stanislaw Poklewski-Koziell - who purchased this flower model and the Chrysanthemum in the Royal Collection - was ‘perhaps the most.

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A Fabergé Carved Agate Figure of a Falcon with Gold Legs and Diamond Eyes, St…

A HARDSTONE PIGLET. carved of blue chalcedony, cabochon ruby-set eyes

A hardstone piglet carved of blue chalcedony, cabochon ruby-set eyes length: 2 in.

*A FABERGÉ MINIATURE CARVED HARDSTONE MODEL OF A HIPPO, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900 carved of rock crystal, depicted seated on back legs, with ruby eyes, contained in original fitted red leather egg-form case length 7/8 in. (2.1 cm)

Faberge miniature carved hippo St Petersburg circa 1900 carved of rock crystal, depicted seated on back legs, with ruby eyes, contained in original fitted red leather egg-form case.

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