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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Iron Duke

Overview

Creator: Fabergé (jeweller)
Creation Date: 
c. 1907
Materials: 
Aventurine quartz, cabochon sapphires, nephrite, silver-gilt
Dimensions: 
10.5 x 13.8 x 5.4 cm
RCIN 
40411
Reference(s): 
XQGF 1995 366
XQGF 2003 26
Acquirer: Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
Provenance: 
Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission), bought by Queen Alexandra from Fabergé's London branch, December 1909, (£70)
Description:

Iron Duke was King Edward VII's shooting pony. He was modelled from life at Sandringhm and translated into an aventurine quartz sculpture mounted on a nephrite base with a plaque inscribed with his name. Queen Alexandra purchased this sculpture from the London branch in December 1909 for the price of £70, presumably as a Christmas present for the King.

Text adapted from Fabergé's Animals; A Royal Farm in Miniature

Further details

Category: 
Fabergé