Russian Easter Egg Rock Crystal Tree, 20th century
Fashioned as a free standing rock crystal gilded tree suspending thirteen Russian egg pendants from St. Petersburg or Moscow. Featuring a unique selection of colorful hand painted porcelain and enameled silver miniature eggs, motifs include a dacha with thatched roof, a deck of playing cards, a hatched chick, a ladybird, and orange and pink pinecone, each may be detached from the tree and worn as a pendant on a chain. Gilded roots of tree rests on a base of white quartz simulating a winter snowscape.
6 in. (15.2 cm) high, tree including base. Base is about 2 in. ( 5.1 cm) high. Base and tree is about 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (14 x 14 cm).