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Keyl reported in a letter that he had learned from Sir Edwin Landseer that 'The Queen was quite delighted with my Lambs brought them herself with her own hands into his bedroom – thought it quite Preraphaelite'.
Signed and dated: F.W. Keyl / 1868.

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Henrik Immanuel Wigström (1862-1923)

Chick c. 1907

Chalcedony, cabochon rubies, gold | 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm (whole object) | RCIN 40307

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This chick was made in Carl Fabergé’s workshops in St Petersburg, Russia. It was collected by Queen Alexandra who loved animals and acquired over 300 examples. The chick is made of chalcedony, a type of quartz that was chosen to replicate the colour of a chick’s feathers. It has ruby eyes and red gold feet.