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Beloved animals through the years


Caesar c.1908

RCIN 40339

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Caesar, a Norfolk terrier, was the loyal companion of King Edward VII. He was bred by the Duchess of Newcastle and presented to the King in 1903. Caesar quickly became the King's favourite dog and accompanied him everywhere. This Fabergé model was commissioned by the King in 1907 as part of a larger set of farmyard animals. It is made from chalcedony with cabochon ruby eyes and has a gold and enamelled collar which is inscribed 'I belong to the King'.

Caesar achieved worldwide fame in 1910 when he followed the funeral procession of his master. He is immortalised in stone sitting at the feet of the King's tomb in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.