A Fabergé Carved Agate Figure of a Falcon with Gold Legs and Diamond Eyes, St. Petersburg, circa 1900
Sotheby Parke Bernet, December 10, 1976, lot 398
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1973-1976
The large number of carved hardstone figures of birds in the British Royal Collection demonstrates the popularity of these models with Fabergé's most discerning clientèle. The gold feet of the banded agate pigeon (RCIN 40032), the agate hen (RCIN 40450), and the agate cock pheasant (RCIN 40314) are similarly unmarked. See Caroline de Guitaut, Fabergé in the Royal Collection, London, 2003.