Friday, April 26, 2013

Fabergé Friday

One sort of item that became very popular coming from Fabergé's workshops were miniature hardstone animals. In 1907 King Edward VII and his consort, Queen Alexandra, even commissioned Fabergé to create miniature carvings of all the animals on their country estate at Sandringham in Norfolk - both domestic and wild! Many other animals than those belonging to the king were created too, and today I will show you a little cat!

The cat is carved from one piece of cream colored chalcedony. With it's arched back, raised tail and open mouth it feels like the angry kitty could start hissing at you any time!

The cat is 1.6'' (4 cm) high, and it's eyes are set with cabochon rubies. 

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  1. So so cool!! Love the face of it, rawrrrrr!! And the eyes of rubies are super cool!! Great piece. Happy Friday doll, I hope you have a great day & weekend to come!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. I honestly had no idea that Faberge would get involved in this kind of thing Miss Meadows, there's definitely an innovative side to this as well which is so cool!


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