The Museum’s winsome sea lion is based on an original animal figure (ca. 1900–1917) from the House of Fabergé in the British Royal Collection. Peter Carl Fabergé’s (Russian, 1846–1920) studios produced a wide variety of objets d’art
, including an exceptional assortment of carved hard-stone animals. Translating the typical characteristics of an animal into stone to capture its personality was of primary concern to Fabergé’s sculptors; thus each carved creature displays both a freshness and an enduring charm.
Produced in cooperation with the British Royal Collection.
Calcite figure on an icy quartzite base. 3''H x 3 1/4''W x 2 1/4''D.