Posted 5 years ago
Heavy egg pendant in (gold?) brass covered gold? with high moldings and points, enamel, silver overlay between the channels, rubies and sapphires (faux or real?) the gems are inserted upside down (points up). The bale shows the age as some of the design (3 hearts with crosses) is worn off, inside is brushed gold, latch inside is worn so it opens too easy and there is a piercing through for the bottom stone ruby.
I am paying for an online appraisal but I really need to have it tested. After looking at thousands of new and antique Russian eggs or Russian style from faberge onwards through the Russian treasures to the most common I cant find one egg made like this.
I hope someone has seen this mystery egg, besides the 3 upside down hearts with crosses on the bale there is no makers mark or materials mark. if it is gold and gems it will be valuable because it is a chunky weighty piece for its size.