With an approximate total height of 2.15 cm (13.5/16 of an inch) including bale fully extended. The inside is hollow, like an actual easter egg shell, thus extremely difficult to create, a very talented gold smith. Most of these simple plain gold easter eggs have been altered by dishonest dealers to include precious stones in order to increase their desirability and "value" thereby making the original plain ones extremely rare and thus inadvertently increasing their value. Because it is original it is hollow with an extremely thin sensitive shell which is why after over 120 years it has been sightly damaged with a few dents, two noticeable ones.
I could have used those areas to embellish the egg, but as you might well know that is not my style, I prefer, as museums do, keeping everything in original condition. Do you love Eggs, Easter or Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church, then nothing represents the eastern church better than these lovely Imperial Russian eastern eggs! Feel free to check my other. Love Vlad & True Russian Orthodox & God Bless! The item "Extremely Rare Imperial Russian 14K 56 Zolotnik Gold Easter Egg Pendant Charm" is in sale since Friday, November 30, 2018.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "bluefirebreather" and is located in San Bernardino, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.