A Faberge carved bowenite model of a hippopotamus, St. Petersburg,

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A Faberge carved bowenite model of a hippopotamus, St. Petersburg, circa 1900 modelled in an attentive stance with head down, with characteristic 'wrinkled' body, the demantoid garnet eyes set in gold collets. length 2in. (5.1cm.) Provenance: Wartski, London Collection of Mlle Yznaga de Valle (sister of the Duchess of Manchester)