A Magnificent Antique Russian Enameled Gold Diamond Locket Necklace
made in St. Petersburg between 1908 and 1917
56 zolotniks gold (14K – 583), 88 zolotniks silver (916/1000), golden peach guilloche enamel, white opaque enamel, 6 Old European cut and 4 rose cut diamonds
width 1 1/2 in. (38 mm)
No maker’s mark, attributed to Carl Faberge.
The interior is fitted with two glazed miniature picture frames.
The back is stamped with 56 zolotniks assay mark with Greek small letter alpha ( α ) for St. Petersburg 1908-1917 (worn mark).
The chain is also struck with 1908-1917 St Petersburg assay mark and 56 old Russian gold standard (14K – 583).
Reverse of the front guilloche enameled plaque is struck with 88 silver standard mark under a translucent green enamel.
The plaque is also scratched with inscription in Russian “персиковая” (peach).
This inscription is referring to the color of enamel and was scratched on the silver plaque before enamel was applied and baked.
This is a unique, one of a kind piece of high quality Imperial Russian jewelry.