Hand carved of Carnelian Agate
with gold plated sterling silver legs, an aventurine
base and diamond eyes, this long legged beauty
is a true work of art. The carving is meticulously
done, every feather delineated individually.
The Agate has a velvet look to it and instinctively,
one reaches out to touch it, it looks so soft.
ostrich is one of a huge menagerie of animals
that Fabergé did over the years, many
of the animals done from life at Sandringham
Palace in England where Queen Alexandra had
her personal zoo. Today, the Queen of England
has the single largest collection in the world
of the Fabergé hardstone animals, her
collection numbering over 300 pieces.
to note, other members of the English royal
family have also collected the hardstone animals
over the years but none have collections to
compare to that of the Queen. The Queen's
Collection is at The Queen's Museum in
Buckingham Palace and it is sometimes open
for viewing. If you are in London, you might
want to check and see if it is available for
showing. Today it is the largest collection
of Fabergé outside of Russia.
Retail: $950.00. Our price: $854.90.