An officer of the highest military rank in the British army ... and
of some other armies ... the most famous of which were probably
Field Marshall Montgomery and Field Marshall Rommel. There was of
course ... another famous Field Marshall ...created by a jeweler
equally if not more famous ... and made for a family equally
So here you have it. A tale of fame. A tale in fact ... that begins
with a horse. Oh no, Benjamin. A horse again? You just did a horse.
We've had our fill, lad. Stop with the galloping equine, old fellow.
Neigh neigh, I say. Or even perhaps nay nay. Whatever. Listen to
the story ... and let me know if was worth hopping in the saddle for
... so to speak. Hope y'all like puns.
So Faberg=E9 was surely strolling along one day ... thinking jewelry
thoughts as a great jeweler is often wont to do ... when King Edward
of Great Britain approached him and probably said something to the
effect of: Hey. Carl. I gotta get somethin' fer the wife. Somethin'
a little different. Out of the ordinary. Somethin' that'll tickle
her fancy. Whaddya think?
To which Carl Faberg=E9 most surely replied something to the effect
of: Yo ... Bertie (King Edward's nickname was Bertie and his real
name was Albert and didn't become Edward till he became king) ...
how about I make you a miniature horse ... like the one the wife
(Queen Alexandra) has at her Castle in Norfolk.
Let's do better than that, said Bertie-the-King. Create a whole
miniature zoo for her, why don't you? Model it after her favorite
And so Faberg=E9 did. And the one he did of the horse was of the
queen's champion ... heavy-bodied shire stallion: Field Marshall. A
red stone beauty folks. Standing seven inches high. Given to the
queen on the occasion of her birthday ... December 1, 1908. Value:
Faberg=E9 was clearly more than the creator of eggs for which he was
famous. The queen herself had over 250 of the little animals Faberg=E9
had designed. Alas ... today I bring you but one. Tomorrow ... who
knows what joyful entities will be represented on our pages. Perhaps
The Shadow does ... but he and only he. The rest of us will have to
wait. This includes me ... for I have no clue as to what's coming
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits...may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com
where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits Graphics ... and then click on the link that says: Field
Marshall ... where you will see a graphic of a magnificent work of
And there ya have it. That's it for this week folks. Catch you all
next week. Benjamin Mark
TYLER-ADAM CORP.--Jewelry Manufacturers
Tel -- 1-800-20-TYLER