807
807
A hardstone and gold heron, Etablissements Bois-Rousseau, Paris, 20th century
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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807
A hardstone and gold heron, Etablissements Bois-Rousseau, Paris, 20th century
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A hardstone and gold heron, Etablissements Bois-Rousseau, Paris, 20th century
the carved chalcedony heron with gold-mounted ruby eyes, standing on a rectangular aventurine quartz base, gold legs, maker's mark, French eagle's head control mark
8cm., 3 1/4 in. high
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Catalogue Note

Both Cartier and Fabergé made small carved hardstone animals like the one in the present lot, especially of gracious and balanced animals like the heron. Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) was very well-known for his ornithological studies of both domestic and exotic birds. A marabou stork figure of carved agate and gold with rose diamond eyes, by the workmaster Henrik Wigström, can be found in the Royal Collection, RCIN 40463.

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