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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Hippopotamus

Overview

Creator: Fabergé (jeweller)
Creation Date: 
c. 1900
Materials: 
Agate, rose diamonds
Dimensions: 
3.0 x 5.9 x 2.9 cm
RCIN 
40337
Reference(s): 
XQGF 1995 287
XQGF 1985 I 308
XQGF 1985 II 181
XQGF 2003 107
Acquirer: Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
Provenance: 
Probably acquired by Queen Alexandra; in the Royal Collection by 1953
Description:

Hippopotamus, carved in striated grey-brown agate with rose diamond eyes. One of eight Fabergé hippopotamuses in the Royal Collection.

Further details

Category: 
Fabergé