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Faberge “The Indian Elephant” Gold, Enamel & Diamond Imperial-Style Egg

Inventory #: 21704
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Case Size: W 15.3 cm X H 6.2 cm
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Price: $29,000

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Up for sale is a very fine Faberge “The Indian Elephant” Gold, Enamel & Diamond Imperial-Style Egg. Egg is constructed of gold, silver and enamel and features rose-cut diamonds and rubies with the concealed surprise of a silver, gold and enamel elephant . Egg’s Width is 15.3 cm. Height is 6.2 cm. Egg is accompanied by a fitted wooden box. Gold, two-body, egg-form, overlaid with translucent royal blue guilloche enamel, the lower body mounted with chased gold swags supported by ribbons and set with cabochon rubies, waisted base on a further circular base mounted with a gold continuous laurel wreath pattern, hinged lid set with gold foliage surrounding four white enameled Imperial arms each set with a rose-cut diamond, gold foliage between set with cabochon rubies, silver ribbons set with rose-cut diamonds, surmounted by a gold and white enamel Imperial crown set with rose-cut diamonds in silver, cabochon ruby-set thumb-piece, the lid opening to reveal a silver elephant with gold tusks and cabochon ruby eyes. Gold and translucent red enamel cover on the elephant’s back which is set with a cabochon ruby in a chased gold mount, standing on an opalescent radial guilloche enamel reserve with gold beaded border and royal blue translucent guilloche enamel outer border. Punched with Faberg√© mark in Cyrillic, mastermark M-II, Russian gold mark 56. Inventory no: 21704