Fabergé firm Russian , 19th century agate, gold, diamonds 1.25 x 1.5 x 1.375 in. 3.18 x 1.27 x 3.49 cm. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt Read more at http://vmfa.museum/collections/art/rooster/#msfYe3TmBFWDqJeP.99
Peter Carl Fabergé, The Balletta Bulldog, c.1910. Gold, silver, agate, diamond, ruby. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Both the name and address of the dog represented here (Cody, Av. Bosquet 9) are inscribed on an applied gold plaque secured to the dog's bejeweled collar. The sculpture of Cody was a gift to actress Elizabeth Balleta from Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich, son of Alexander II.
A Fabergé carved stone capercaillie, with its head outstretched, carved in brown agate, with rose diamond eyes and gold feet. Mark of Henrik Wigström, c. 1907. Presumably acquired by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
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.)
Fabergé hen. This is one of the finest examples of the use by Fabergé of hardstones - the piece of agate selected is mid-reddish brown with a milky white striation that perfectly captures the sheen of the hen's feathers. Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission).