A Faberge gold mounted silver and guilloche enamel egg pendant, made in St. Petersburg between 1908 and 1917, workmaster Anders Nevalainen.
Height 1,6 cm (5/8 in.)
Faberge firm existed until 1918, it was shut down during the revolution, when the House of Faberge was nationalized by the Bolsheviks and the stock was confiscated.
Peter Carl Faberge died in 1920 in Switzerland. The Faberge brand was resold several times during the 20th century. Only eggs made in Russia before 1918, can be considered original Faberge eggs.
Although produced in relatively large numbers in the late 19th and early 20th century, miniature Faberge eggs are hard to find today. Probably, only a dozen or so, original Faberge egg pendants appear on the world market each year. Unlike big Faberge eggs which are worth millions and rarely seen for sale, these small egg pendants represent an affordable opportunity to own an egg made by the most renowned Russian Imperial jeweler.
Enameled with a royal blue zig zag pattern and two six-pointed stars (on both ends) on a pearl white ground.
Marked on loop with 56 zolotniks old Russian Imperial gold standard (14 K – 583 gold)
and initials of Faberge’s workmaster for Anders Nevalainen (AN).