London, South Kensington
15 December 2000
A silver-gilt and agate Table-ornament of a Parrot on a Perch
marked Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory number 9810
The grey agate parrot realistically carved with partially spread wings, with darker beak, the silver feet gripping the shaped perch with feeding bowls and gadrooned ball terminals, the suspension arch with ring attachment, the circular base with lobed border on three gardrooned feet, with the hooked upright with lobed base, marked under base and on ring
1¾in. (12cm.) high
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For another similar model of a cockatoo see London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia Fabergé 1846-1920, (1977), no.D4, from Her Majesty the Queen's Collection at Sandringham.
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