1900s Russian Imperial-era Ruby Gold Easter Egg Pendant
A rare Russian miniature gold egg pendant from the Romanov era, period of Nicholas II set with rubies in a 3 leaf clover motif on a textured gold base, attached to a gold suspension ring.
Stamped 56, circa 1900.
3/4 in. (1.9 cm) long including outer suspension ring. The egg alone measures 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) long. Chain not included.
In the Russian tradition, a three-leaf clover represents the Holy Trinity, and is frequently a design motif for easter gifts. It is the principal theme of The Fabergé Clover Leaf Egg in The Kremlin Armoury Museum in Moscow, which was a gift from Nicholas II to Alexandra Feodorovna in 1902.