Russian Enamel Presentation Gold Necklace, circa 1880
Two treasures from imperial Russia: A Romanov era pendant with its original chain. The gold pendant from the period of tsar Alexander II or Alexander III is enamelled “Daryou” in Russian (tr: I give to you) above three enameled flowers, on an original Russian gold chain designed as a series of interconnected round links, each comprised of four conjoined loops with cylindrical clasp.
Both Russia, circa 1880, probably St. Petersburg, the pendant stamped 56 with maker’s mark DA possibly for Dmitry Aksenov, the chain stamped Cyrillic GD.
The pendant 1 in. (2.5 cm) long including suspension ring, the chain-17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm) long.