A group of nine egg pendants, various makers, late 19th/early 20th century
comprising a small varicoloured glass egg, with illegible workmaster's initials, 56 standard; a small gold egg of plain polished surface and set with a rose-cut diamond, Saint Petersburg, with illegible workmaster's initials, 56 standard; a striped hardstone egg, Saint Petersburg, 56 standard; a blue egg enamelled in translucent bright blue over hatched surface, Saint Petersburg, 56 standard; a gold egg of plain polished surface with bands of purple and blue enamel, set with a rose-cut diamond, 56 standard; a Fabergé egg carved of gold aventurine, August Hollming, struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard; an egg enamelled in translucent yellow over hatched surface, with illegible mark, possibly 88 standard; a small gold egg of plain polished surface, set with a rose cut ruby, 56 standard; a small egg of
green hardstone, Saint Petersburg, with obscured workmaster's initials, 56 standard; on a metal chain, likely later, unmarked
length of chain 27.5cm, 10¾in.
Overall in good condition, with wear consistent with age. A few patches of restoration to the enamelled eggs, some of which visible to the naked eye.
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