An Antique Victorian Era Flaming Heart Pendant / Brooch by Carl Faberge
St Petersburg, Russia, circa 1897
The heart shaped pendant is highlighted with two fancy colored yellow and brown Old European cut diamonds (approximately 0.61 and 0.65 ct) in yellow gold collet settings, surrounded by white diamonds pave set in silver over rose gold.
The yellow gold stylized flame over the heart is set with a cabochon drop shaped ruby.
The silver bow is centered with a cushion cut ruby in a gold rub-over collet setting. The bow and the chain are encrusted with single and rose cut diamonds.
Length 2 1/8 in. (5,5 cm)
Marked on the pin guard with 56 zolotniks gold standard (14K-583) and St Petersburg coat-of-arms. The pin is struck with St Petersburg assay mark and initials ‘AH’ of Faberge’s principal jeweler August Holmstrom (1829-1903).
Original Faberge scratched inventory number 54140 on the back on the gold frame.
The top rim of the gold frame is marked with St Petersburg arms and scratched inventory number 54140.
Faberge’s scratched inventory number 54140 on the back of the heart pendant.