A Fabergé gold, enamel and diamond locket, Moscow, 1899-1908
of shaped oval form, with deep purple enamel over a sunburst ground, decorated with eight diamond lobes and centred with a diamond-set mandorla enclosing a marquise-cut diamond, struck K.F. in Cyrillic, 56 standard
length 4.5cm, 1¾in.
In excellent condition; with only minor scratches and wear consistent with age.
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