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Edwardian Silver Gilt Egg with Chick Inside

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An unusual silver egg pendant with an emerging chick. It was most likely made in Russian between 1900-1910. The chick’s head is enamelled in yellow. The Russian Orthodox church takes Easter very seriously, so over the years the tradition of giving eggs has grown.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & OriginEdwardian (1901-1914), Probably Russian
MeasurementsHeight 1.4 cm
Width 2 cm
ConditionGood, some enamel deficient. Slight split to one side
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to gilded silver
ProvenanceProbably Russian
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