A group of seven jewelled egg pendants
of samorodok-like surface, centred with a sapphire surrounded with rose-cut diamonds, unmarked; plain polished surface decorated with repoussé swans, both set with oval-cut rubies, unmarked; set overall with diamonds and rubies between intertwining gold straps, 56 standard; plain polished surface, set with rose-cut ruby and diamond, overlaid on the sides in imitation of ribbon tied in a bow on top, illegibly marked; plain gold openwork straps centred with a flower set with rubies and a diamond, Saint Petersburg, with illegible workmaster's initials, 56 standard; plain surface decorated with wine leaves and grapes, centred with a rose-cut diamond, unmarked; textured gold surface with hatched star pattern, set with baguette-cut emerald, Saint Petersburg, with obliterated hallmark and partial 56 standard; on a chain, likely gold, struck with illegible hallmarks
length of chain 41cm, 16⅛in.
With wear consistent with age. One of the pendants missing three rubies. One of the rubies on the reeded gold pendant possibly replaced. The two gold plated pendants with extensive wear to the gilding and tarnishing. Otherwise in good order.
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