This original Faberge egg pendant was made in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in the 1890s (before 1899).
The 14K gold egg is covered with a superb quality strawberry red guilloche enamel which Faberge is best known for. Faberge was awarded the Grand Prix for his enamel work at Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900.
This particular egg has a hint of purple in the translucent red color of enamel what makes the egg very special and possibly unique.
The enamel is in impeccable condition.
Faberge eggs of this quality are very rare today.
The egg is marked twice with pre-1899 St. Petersburg assay mark (two crossed anchors and a scepter) and initials ‘AH’ for Faberge’s head workmaster August Holmstrom (1829-1903).
Height without suspension ring is 17 mm (11/16 in.)