In very good condition, a cloisonne enamel silver gilt egg. Lovely muted tones and gentle decoration of a swan on water complement the richness of work and design. The egg opens with a amethyst cabochon thumb piece, to reveal a gilt interior.
Both sides bear Russian silver marks for 88 grade silver, roughly equivalent to 91 %, just below our sterling standard. (the 88 grade was the grade also used by Faberge). The female head mark dates it as post 1908, pre 1926 (effectively 1908 - 1917) town mark for Moscow. Size 60mm x 45 mm.
The item "IMPERIAL RUSSIAN SILVER GILT CLOISONNE POLYCHROME ENAMEL EGG" is in sale since Friday, October 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "metalminnie" and is located in Reading. This item can be shipped worldwide.