A Russian Easter egg pendant, decorated with Imperial blue translucent enamel on guilloched ground and a 14k gold anchor cagework. Workmaster August Holmström, St. Petersburg town mark. Late 19th century. H. (incl. eyelet) 2.5 cm.
August Holmström was workmaster at Fabergé until his death in 1903.
Exhibited: “Treatures of Russia - Imperial Gifts”, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen 2002 no. 66, reproduced in the exhibition catalogue p. 288. Here mentioned as property of Princess Elisabeth to Denmark (1935–2018).
Provenance: Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860–1922), her daughter Queen Alexandrine of Denmark (1879–1952), her son Hereditary Prince Knud of Denmark (1900–1976), his daughter Princess Elisabeth to Denmark (1935–2018). Between 2002 and 2018 it came into Danish private ownership, which it has been until today.