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The Faberge Ortinos
« on: December 01, 2006, 09:16:49 PM »
Apparently, Tatiana owned several little rock crystal bulldogs made by Faberge. Were these actually based on Ortino, or just because she liked the breed? Since she received Ortino in 1914 during her nursing years, was it even possible to get them to Tatiana?

Any information or pictures is greatly appreciated.

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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 10:17:05 AM »
that would be so sweet!
she would have jumped for joy!

sadly i havn't hear of faberge ortinos!
eggs yes... but dogs?

i've only heard of one!
and its this one!

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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006, 03:15:42 PM »
Was that little figure actually supposed to be Ortino? I always thought it was just a bulldog that Tatiana kept because it looked like him.

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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006, 04:03:46 PM »
On the Alexander Palace Ortino Bio, it says this:

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Tatiana had a collection of Ortinos carved in semi-precious stones just like this one made of rock crystal set with blue sapphires and a gold collar. She kept them in her bedroom and now they have been dispersed around the world, including one in the Cleveland Museum.

That's all I could find about the Ortinos.

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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006, 04:12:54 PM »
On the Alexander Palace Ortino Bio, it says this:

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Tatiana had a collection of Ortinos carved in semi-precious stones just like this one made of rock crystal set with blue sapphires and a gold collar. She kept them in her bedroom and now they have been dispersed around the world, including one in the Cleveland Museum.

That's all I could find about the Ortinos.

well if you look at the picture
that one does have a gold collar and a blue saphire diamond in the center
but thats the only one i could find

maybe there are more!
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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 04:32:29 PM »
Well, if the author is right, then there must be some left, but perhaps they are sitting in someone's attic? Who knows; perhaps ten years from now some guy's going to go up and clean his attic and find a small little rock-crystal figurine and go "Wow, where did THAT come from?" and we can only hope he does some research.

Perhaps someone can tell us more about these cute little dogs?

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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006, 04:47:36 PM »
hehehe
i don't think they'd be in somebodies attic!
but who knows!

here is a great site i found on them!
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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2006, 06:00:17 PM »
I always thought it was just a bulldog that Tatiana kept because it looked like him.
Yes, thats true as far as I know. I recall reading somewhere on the forum that Tatiana had a collection of French bulldog figurines (some of them Faberge), but I don't believe they were modeled specifically on Ortino himself.
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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2006, 06:13:20 PM »
who gave them to her?
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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2006, 12:19:18 PM »
It is indeed difficult to know FOR SURE if the little figurine shown on the photo posted on this thread was modelled from Ortino. One should have to get access to the Faberge archives to be sure. However, I have always heard that this particular figurine of a french bulldog which is displayed at Cleveland museum of arts, was one of the 2 " surviving figurines " of Ortino ( or of a french bulldog ) that Tatiana had in her little collection. The other surviving figurine is in the Kremlin museum of Moscow. The other figurines from Tatiana 's collection are said to have been dispersed after the Revolution.

This type of Faberge dogs and animals figurines are usually VERY small ( about 10 cms ), there are many of them displayed at Buckingham Palace in the Queen's Collections, including a very well known ( and ugly !!! ) french bulldog modelled from life at Sandringham in the very late 1890s. This frenchie dog belonged to King Edward VII who had several french bulldogs including the famous Peter.

I VERY MUCH doubt that one may find a Faberge figurine in an attic ! I rather believe that the other Tatiana / Ortino figurines which are said to have desapeared after the 1917 Revolution, may be in private collections and that their owners prefer to keep silent about these little treasures.

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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2006, 06:50:22 PM »
thank you for that information mitia!

i wish we could see them!
or how many did she have?

there are probably very different looking
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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2006, 09:02:12 PM »
Here's another website-lists that the little statue we so often see is indeed supposed to be Ortino. Sadly, as I scanned through the page they did not mention much on the little Faberge Ortinos. (sadly, it was all I could find!)

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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2006, 05:38:54 PM »
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thats an amazing site!

thank you for that!
so anna V gave her the dog?
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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2006, 08:06:48 PM »
Thanks a lot Sasha!

No, Emily. It was Dimitri Malama who gave it to her; Anna V. just carried him to her.  :)

So the two supposed surviving Faberge dogs are in the Cleveland Museam and the Kremlin. I wonder why there are none in the Hermitage? Or if there are, I am really confused. If there are only two, how can one just magically appear out of nowhere? Or am I making some literary mistake?

Mitia, I was only kidding. I, too, highly doubt they would be in someones attic.  :)
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Re: The Faberge Ortinos
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2006, 08:13:36 PM »
oh... was she called anya for short?

and there is one in the hermitage
the one i psoted is there
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