Saturday, July 7, 2012

Royal chick

Made for Queen Alexandra

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Henrik Emanuel Wigström (1862-1923) of Fabergé created this sweet little chalcedony chick in 1907. The eyes are set with cabochon rubies and she stands on chased red gold feet.

This was part of the famed Sandringham Commission wherein King Edward VII asked Fabergé to create a host of little, precious animals to add to Queen Alexandra’s growing menagerie of expensive barnyard friends. 


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