made in St. Petersburg between 1899 and 1904
This miniature egg is finely carved out of jasper and mounted with a gold basel. The basel is elaborately chased and engraved with rococo style scrolls and floral designs.
One side of the egg is predominantly of a gun metal grey color and the other is a grey and chocolate brown peacock’s eye pattern.
The gold loop rotates and thus the egg can be worn in different ways (i.e. with the bezel on the sides or down the middle).
The suspension ring is marked with 56 zolotnik Imperial gold standard, initials ‘ЯЛ’ for St. Petersburg assay master Yakov Liapunov (1899-1904) and maker’s initials ‘КФ’ for Carl Faberge.
Length without the suspension ring 20 mm (3/4 in.)