Blue Enamel Bow Russian Miniature Egg Pendant by Ananov
DATE: Modern, c.2000
This beautiful Miniature Egg Pendant is by the celebrated jewellery maker Andrey Ananov. The egg is modelled in Sterling silver, with 14k gold fittings, and finished in fine deep blue guilloché enamel. A gold band around the middle is features a bow and wonderfully textured ribbon. A little flower at the bottom completes this marvellous piece.
Rather extraordinarily, Ananov is a "Knight of the First Degree Karl Faberge Order", and, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the International Exhibition in 2000 in Paris, was given the tile of “The Best Jeweller of the Century” (20th Century).
2.1 x 1.3cm (not including jump ring)
Russian Marks for Sterling silver and 14k gold - ANANOV Maker's Mark
Very good, slight loss to the enamel at one point - please see images