made in Moscow in 1853
A finely hand painted enamel miniature icon of Archangel Michael holding a flaming torch is set in a silver pendant bezel embellished with sparkling paste (faceted glass imitating diamonds).
The pendant is marked on back with maker’s initials, assayer’s initials, date ‘1853’, 84 zolotnik silver standard and Moscow assay mark.
Total length with bail 45 mm (1 3/4 in.)
Width 33 mm (1 5/16 in.)