A Faberge carved aventurine quartz model of a recumbent sow, St. Petersburg,

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A Faberge carved aventurine quartz model of a recumbent sow, St. Petersburg, circa 1900 the rotund body hollowed out to form a pin tray, the cabochon ruby eyes set in gold collets. length 4 1/4 in. (10.8cm.) Provenance: Wartski, London H.I.H. Prince Andrew Romanov Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of New York, et al, 1996-97. See, Faberge in America, Thames & Hudson, 1996, no.340