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Description Chimpanzees were popular subjects given their droll expressions. This example is similar to an agate chimpanzee with olivine eyes in the Royal Collection, London. Henry Walters purchased this carving at the Faberge headquarters in St. Petersburg in 1900. Until 1908, the Faberge firm did not have a lapidary works and relied on other sources for its carvings.

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamined, cleaned.
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned.
  • Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
  • Fabergé in America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland. 1996-1997.
  • The Fabergé Menagerie. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Portland Art Museum, Portland. 2003-2004.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1900, by purchase [from the factory]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1900

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ca. 1900
banded agate, silver gilt, diamonds
(Precious Stones & Gems)
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H: 2 1/2 × W: 1 5/8 × D: 1 15/16 in. (6.4 × 4.2 × 5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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