Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
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