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A LARGE JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED YELLOW CHALCEDONY MODEL OF A DUCKLING
A LARGE JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED YELLOW CHALCEDONY MODEL OF A DUCKLING
A LARGE JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED YELLOW CHALCEDONY MODEL OF A DUCKLING
A LARGE JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED YELLOW CHALCEDONY MODEL OF A DUCKLING
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A LARGE JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED YELLOW CHALCEDONY MODEL OF A DUCKLING

BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1904

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A LARGE JEWELLED GOLD-MOUNTED YELLOW CHALCEDONY MODEL OF A DUCKLING
BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1904
Realistically carved as a standing duckling, with head turned to one side, the eyes set with olivines, with finely chased gold feet, marked under feet with workmaster's initials
2 1⁄2 in. (6.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired from Wartski, London, in May 1995.
Literature
K. Snowman, Carl Fabergé: Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, London, 1979, p. 69 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith to the Tsar, Stockholm, 1997, p. 113, no. 50 (illustrated).
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 312, no. 857 (illustrated).
Exhibition catalogue, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, London, 2012, p. 88, no. 72 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith to the Tsar, 6 - 19 October 1997, no. 50.
Wilmington, Riverfront Arts Centre, Fabergé, Imperial Craftsman and his World, 14 August 2000 - 28 February 2001, no. 857.
London, Wartski, Carl Fabergé. A Private Collection, 15 - 25 May 2012, no. 72.

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