19th Century Russian "Butterfly" Miniature Egg Pendant
DATE: Imperial Russian, c.1895
This exquisite antique Russian miniature egg pendant features an applied butterfly design, set with rose cut diamonds, a ruby, and a demantoid garnet. The piece is modelled in 56 zolotnik gold, a Russian standard roughly equatable to 14k.
Natural Ruby, Demantoid (green) Garnet, and rose cut Diamonds
1.9 x 1.2cm (not including bail)
Bail stamped 56z with other markings unclear (14k gold)
Very good, some light wear commensurate with age and use. Two diamonds are replacements