Young in Pouch
The original of this animal sculpture is in
the Queen’s Collection housed at Buckingham
Palace. The original commission for most of
the animals, placed by King Edward VII of England
in 1907, was for a large assortment of animals.
Many of these were sculpted from life at Sandringham,
the country estate of King Edward and his Queen,
Alexandra (Alexandra, you may recall, was
the sister to Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna,
mother of Tsar Nicholas II).
was inordinately fond of animals and actually
kept a zoo at Sandringham in addition to her
beloved dogs and horses and the farm animals
of the estate. The sculptors were sent by Fabergé from
Russia and lived on the estate at Sandringham
while they were preparing their wax models.
The models were then shipped back to Russia
and the carvings made over a period of several
years. When completed, they were returned to
the London shop of Fabergé which handled
the entire sale. The Kangaroo pictured here
was not available until after Edward's
death, and was then sold to King George V in
The Kangaroo is hand carved of Siberian Jade,
and both Mother and Baby have diamond eyes.
Our price: $500.00.