Russian Hardstone Model of a Hippopotamus

Fabergé
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reference number: FB_017

circa 1900

bowenite, rubies

length: 5 cm

A Fabergé model of a hippopotamus shown in a standing position, finely carved in the manner of Japanese netsuke from a single piece of bowenite, the eyes set with cabochon rubies; contained in Wartski fitted case.

 

Fabergé created quite a few different carvings of hippopotamuses, eight of them are held in the British Royal Collection.

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