agate & diamonds.
An agate study of a dog, carved from a single piece of translucent pale brown agate with black colouring, in an alert standing position, its eyes set with rose diamonds.
Contained in its original fitted wooden case.
4.3 cm by 3.5 cm
A near identical study by Fabergé, identified as a Samoyed is held in the British Royal Collection, RCIN 40067.
See Fabergé in the Royal Collection, de Guitaut, (London, 2003) page 64, number 35.
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