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EGG

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The egg is made in gold openwork with elaborate scrolls which are engraved and have details picked out in royal blue enamel. The blue and gold is emphasized by a red silk lining seen through the openwork. On the top sits a bluebird in gold enamelled in natural colors. The bird is seated on a branch with fruit. The egg opens and there is an inner red velvet lining which holds a red glass perfume bottle with a gold stopper. This is surmounted by a dove with outspread wings.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
EGG
Made from:
Gold -- enamel
Date made:
unknown
Size:
9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.26.1
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973