Iron Duke c. 1907
Aventurine quartz, cabochon sapphires, nephrite, silver-gilt | 10.5 x 13.8 x 5.4 cm | RCIN 40411
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
ProvenanceCommissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission), bought by Queen Alexandra from Fabergé's London branch, December 1909, (£70)
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