A large Kalgan Jasper figure of a hippopotamusFabergé, circa 1900

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Lot 107*
A large Kalgan Jasper figure of a hippopotamus
Fabergé, circa 1900

Sold for £ 100,062 (US$ 125,969) inc. premium
A large Kalgan Jasper figure of a hippopotamus
Fabergé, circa 1900
humorously carved lying flat, the eyes with garnets in gold settings, the tail flicking to one side
length: 10.5cm (4 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Wartski, London
    Caroline, Lady Oppenheimer (1899-1970)
    Then by direct descent

    Literature
    Henry Charles Bainbridge, Peter Carl Fabergé: Goldsmith and Jeweller to the Russian Imperial Court & principal Crowned Heads of Europe, London, 1949, pl. 21

    This figure is beautifully observed with the choice of stone evoking the animal sunning itself in a mud bath.
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