Featured Antique Russian Enamel Egg Guidance

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Mario, May 19, 2022.

  1. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    Seeing if somebody can point me in the right direction to find out what I have. Cloissonne on enamel, with baroque pearls and semiprecious stones. Unmarked but very well detailed. What it represents I have no idea. Any help will be greatly appreciated. egg3.jpg egg4.jpg egg5.jpg egg6.jpg egg2.jpg egg9.jpg egg1.jpg egg7.jpg egg8.jpg egg14.jpg
     
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    No cloisonnes, so yes to enamel but no to cloisonne.
     
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  3. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Where did you find it? Are you sure that it is Russian? It is very decorative -- pretty. :)
     
  4. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    Estate sale, they had faberge crystal cut eggs with Hermitage museum stickers on them so I assume they came from the same neck of the woods, Russia. It is similar to the religious icons that they make on enamel eggs.
     
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Could do with a proper shot of its base please.

    And you've not said what it's made of. ;)
     
  6. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    It's made of enamel all around and is hollow, I have no idea what the filigree wire is. egg9.jpg
     
  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    As in, it's metal? Still need to see the underneath of that stand please. Full on.
     
  8. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm I get a Franklin Mint vibe.
     
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  9. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    No, there's something to this piece. As you can see in the pictures, it is enamel not plastic and the decoration is metal and colored glaze for the flowers with semi-precious stone and some baroque pearls, the colored glaze in the filigree borders as in cloissonne. egga.jpg eggb.jpg eggc.jpg eggd.jpg
     
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The stand looks like glass.

    Debora
     
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Similar to this one.

    Debora

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  12. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    Nope, enamel.
     
  13. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    Sorry but no, the one from replacements does not even come close to the one I have as to workmanship. egge.jpg eggf.jpg eggh.jpg eggi.jpg eggj.jpg eggk.jpg eggl.jpg eggm.jpg eggn.jpg eggo.jpg
     
  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It does look like glass. And that's the crucial issue: is this metal, glass or pottery?

    I strongly suspect this is gilded and enamelled glass. It is certainly not cloisonne.
     
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  15. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    To me the filigree does not seem to be real gold, but some kind of resin or plastic. The application seems like something liquid pushed out of a tube, not applied metal.
     
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  16. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Where do you see filigree? I don't see any true filigree on this at all.
     
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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I also see glass with enameled decoration (also glass;)). Inspired by Russian gift eggs like those made by Fabergé.
    The gold looking parts look like glass threads. The threads have the same blob-like look as drawn wax (batik etc). It looks like intricate handwork.
    Lattice motifs, like on the flower basket, are often seen in Russian jewellery, which isn't proof that this is Russian.

    The pearls are freshwater cultured pearls. Even though they are irregular in shape I wouldn't call them baroque pearls.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2022
  18. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    There's no filigree. There's tube lining.
     
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  19. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  20. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

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