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A Fabergé pink aventurine quartz model of a sparrow, St Petersburg, circa 1900

Property from a Private Collection, UK

A Fabergé pink aventurine quartz model of a sparrow, St Petersburg, circa 1900

A Fabergé pink aventurine quartz model of a sparrow, St Petersburg, circa 1900

Property from a Private Collection, UK

A Fabergé pink aventurine quartz model of a sparrow, St Petersburg, circa 1900


carved of aventurine quartz in Japanese netsuke taste, with rose-cut diamond-set eyes, modelled nesting on the ground, the underside carved with stylized feet

length 3.5cm, 1 1/3in.

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Wartski, London
For an almost identical model, please see C. de Guitaut, Fabergé in the Royal Collection, London, 2003, n. 98, p. 92 illustrated. Fabergé drew inspiration for the present carving from the Japanese netsuke type fukura suzume, whose name is a play on the Japanese word for good luck.