Electric bell

Electric bell push in the shape of an elephant made of obsidian with rose-cut diamonds as eyes.

Carved stone animals were among Fabergé’s specialties, and the company produced many items with elephants. This one stands on a cover of enamelled gold, laid over a bowenite plinth on four gilt legs.

It was bought by Maria Feodorovna in 1898 and probably given to her father Christian IX.