A jewelled carved nephrite figure of armadillo

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Fabergé, St. Petersburg, c.1900, marked on the underside of front foot in Latin 'Fabergé'realistically carved as a standing armadillo with tail curved on the ground, ears upright, the whole surface with textures imitating scales, fur and wrinkles of the animal, eyes set with rose-cut diamonds, marked on underside of front foot length: 8.3cm (3 1/2in).