19th Century Gold Watch Pin Suspending Russian Easter Egg
A English Victorian pin designed as an 18k yellow gold bow on a 14k rose gold pin, suspending a Russian hand-painted porcelain gilded egg pendant, inscribed XB for Xristos Voskrese, a Russian Easter proclamation on pink ground.
The pin circa 1890, the egg pendant, from St. Petersburg, Russia, contemporary. The egg may be detached and worn separately on a chain as a pendant.
Pin 1 ½ in. wide (3.8 cm.); bow: ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide. Swivel stamped 9c.