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A Fabergé Carved Obsidian Figure of a Hippopotamus, St. Petersburg, circa 1900
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
159
A Fabergé Carved Obsidian Figure of a Hippopotamus, St. Petersburg, circa 1900
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Fabergé Carved Obsidian Figure of a Hippopotamus, St. Petersburg, circa 1900
depicted sitting, with diamond-set eyes
with fitted holly wood box
Length 1 7/8 in.
4.8 cm
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Provenance

Galerie J. Kugel, Paris

Literature

For a comparable carved rock crystal hippopotamus by Fabergé in the Woolf Family Collection, see Alexander von Solodkoff, Fabergé: Juwelier des Zarenhofes, Hamburg, 1995, p. 70, no. 28.  A similar carved bowenite figure of a hippopotamus served as the finial on a Fabergé cane handle sold Sotheby's, London, June 12, 2007, lot 440.

Sold with a document of evaluation signed by Mr. A. Kenneth Snowman, Wartski, London, 1971

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