• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    A Carved Bowenite Model of a Buffalo

    BY FABERGÉ, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A Carved Bowenite Model of a Buffalo
    By Fabergé, circa 1900
    Realistically carved, with gold-mounted ruby eyes, in a fitted red leather A La Vieille Russie case, apparently unmarked
    2½ in. (6.4 cm.) long


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    For a similar carved obsidian model of a buffalo from the Royal Collection, see C. de Guitaut, Fabergé in the Royal Collection, London, 2003, p. 97, No. 108, illustrated.

    Provenance

    A La Vieille Russie, New York.
    Purchased from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Massachusetts Collector