Featured Odd enamel egg pendant with gunner or canon inside and stand. Married?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by gauntlettgems, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

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    I liked this and was surprised to find the canon guy inside. Anyone know anything about this? I think it’s older Do you think the stand was married to it?
    Thank you for any help. I tried pic searches and google with key words and got nothing except for bazillion dollar fabrege eggs, I wish!!!
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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That's St. Michael on the outside. The stones around the top are rhinestones. Beyond that... dunno.
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I think you missed the dragon, Ruth. That's St. George, isn't it?
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    didn't we have a thread about eggs.?
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  5. April07

    April07 Well-Known Member

  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is a beauty, gauntlett.:) I believe the dark red cabochons vary slightly in tone, which means they could be natural garnets, a stone used a lot in Russia.
    I wonder if it was made to commemorate a war or battle. Maybe from a series of pendant replicas of a bigger egg.
    Obviously the egg is a pendant, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be displayed on a stand. The stand does look like it could be by the same maker.
    How does the egg sit in the stand if you have the stand the other way around, on the ring with the pointy things up? To me it looks like that would be the right way up.
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  7. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    How neat is that. I like it.
  8. April07

    April07 Well-Known Member

    Are there any marks? I don't think it's Faberge. The pendant on the link I posted commemorates either Russian - Japanese war 1905-06, or WWI. Yours might be just a more generic reference.
    This egg, for example, goes on the same website as Faberge-inspired
    They are not exact copies, rather made in style and gathering elements from various Faberge production.
  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, it isn't Fabergé quality, but it could be a copy of a Fabergé egg.
    The pendant and stand look like they could fit in that time frame, imo.
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  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Other half bought me a couple of nice copies of Faberge eggs in Moscow. There's a fair few souvenir copies out there, old and new.
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You can buy those copies here as well, also ones by the new Fabergé. Most are not as nice as this one though.
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  12. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Nice thing! I have a little mini egg pendant too, mine doesn’t open though. It’s gotta be silver at least? Too nice not to be. Looks like some letters or numbers on the jump ring? You would guess .840.
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Not if it's Russian. I have one of those paper pasted on wood icons of St Michael and he's shown slaying a dragon - it's in Revelation. Why they made an archangel a Saint I haven't a clue.
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  14. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    St. George is on the Moscow coat of arms...


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  15. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  17. April07

    April07 Well-Known Member

    The writing on the icon says Άγιος Γεώργιος - St. George.
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thanks, April.
  19. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Four or five years ago an exhibit of Fabergé pieces made the rounds of the Museums here in the US. I went and the gift shop was filled with eggs of all sizes and designs. I don't remember seeing this one but I wonder if it dates from that time frame.
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  20. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    I’ll look it over again for marks. I’ll post a pic with the pointy things up. That’s how u originally suspected it went but then I overthought it. Lol. I thought it might of had some real age to it. If I ever find my presidium, I’ll test the red stones. I bought it thinking it was some purity of silver. I just hate to scratch nicer items.
    I’ll get back to ya this afternoon or evening
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