A Russian pre-revolutionary gold egg charm necklace. The gro...

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A Russian pre-revolutionary gold egg charm necklace. The grooved trace-link chain, with barrel clasp, suspending a series of twenty-five eggs, to include two dyed chalcedony and faceted rock crystal eggs, a jasper egg on hinged surmount, a gold egg with raised XB, a vari-textured egg with ruby and diamond floral motif, a silver and cloisonné enamel egg, a textured egg with circular sapphire cabochon and possible Faberge marks, a polished egg with ruby inset, a porphyry egg, a grooved egg, a blue enamel egg, a textured egg with three circular sapphire cabochons in kite-shape surrounds, a feather-engraved egg with ruby terminal crossed chain surmount, a bi-colour and vari-texture egg with rose-cut diamond stars and polished girdle, with probable Faberge marks, a scroll embossed egg with ruby cabochon, a textured egg pendant with circular turquoise cabochon, a textured egg with sapphire and ruby floral motif, a polished egg with split pearl and turquoise floral motif, a white enamel egg with tsavorite garnet and gold overlay, a ruby and diamond engraved floral egg, a scroll embossed egg with sapphire cabochon, a pierced lattice egg with sapphire and diamond floral motif, a planished-effect light blue enamel egg with diamond highlight, a light green enamel egg, together with a floral motif egg. Sixteen and the chain with 56 zolotnik marks. Some with workmasters marks. Length of necklace 42.5cms. Total weight 55.9gms.

More Information

  • Overall condition fair to good. Some surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and minor dents in keeping with general age and wear.
  • Some possible replacement surmounts.
  • Possible replacement gems.
  • Some wear to textured finishes.
  • XB egg with small dents to the reverse.
  • Split pearl and turquoise egg with noticeable small dents.
  • Ruby cabochon to scroll embossed egg is significantly chipped.
  • Tsavorite garnet egg with losses to the enamel and slight damage to the gold gallery overlay.
  • Floral embossed egg (last on the list) is significantly dented.
  • Diamonds well matched.
  • Estimated total diamond weight under 0.10ct.

  • Individual size and setting of diamonds prevents accurate colour and clarity assessment.

  • Enamel with slight unevenness of colour. Deep blue enamel egg and cloisonn√© egg with small losses to the enamel.
  • Porphyry with nicks and nibbles to the surface.
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  • Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend inspecting any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.

  • For any further questions you may have on this lot, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Randall at ben@fellows.co.uk

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    Auction Date:
    15th Mar 18 at 11am GMT
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