An antique miniature pendant is designed as a carved nephrite jade egg entwined by a jeweled snake. The snake is embellished with a cabochon cut ruby and 59 old rose cut diamonds. The egg is unusually made to hang on its side. The egg is slightly bigger (approximately 10% bigger) than similar egg pendants from that period. For an analogous nephrite and rose cut diamond Faberge egg pendant refer to Faberge The Forbes Collection, page 77.
Unmarked, attributed to FABERGE
Width 21 mm (7/8 in.)