A Fabergé jewelled gold and aquamarine basket of flowers egg pendant, workmaster August Holmström, St Petersburg, circa 1900

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Property from a Private English Collection A Fabergé jewelled gold and aquamarine basket of flowers egg pendant, workmaster Michael Perkhin, St Petersburg, circa 1900 a briolette-cut aquamarine forming the basket, mounted with a diamond-set gold rim holding diamond-set gold flowers, hanging from an upside-down diamond-set gold horseshoe, struck with workmasters initials, 56 standard height incl. loop 3.9cm, 1½in. CATALOGUE NOTE The compositional choice of a floral basket surmounting the egg makes the present egg pendant comparable to the Basket of Flowers Egg. A virtuoso composition that combined enamelled flower studies, precious stones and gold elements mounted onto a finely enamelled egg base. It was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II as an Easter present for Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna in 1901, presently in the Royal Collection Trust (RCIN 40098).