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The Balletta Bulldog

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Lapidary artists in the Fabergé workshops employed a wide range of semi-precious stones to create exquisitely carved animal sculptures. Their selection, and the manner in which the stones were employed, depended upon the design and in many cases imitated patterns and hues found in nature. Some...

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Collar inscribed: "Cody, Av. Bosquet 9."

Credit Line

Gift of Sidney A. Levine

Russian (St. Petersburg), about 1910

Object Place

St. Petersburg, Russia


8.9 x 2.7 x 11.6 cm (3 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, agate, diamond and ruby




Jewelry / Adornment