Ostrich Egg Casket with gilded scrolling ivy leaf mount and bird finial
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Ostrich Egg Casket with gilded scrolling ivy leaf mount and bird finial

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Ostrich Egg Casket with gilded scrolling ivy leaf mount and bird finial:
with black stone circular base raised on gilt scrollwork; the ostrich egg held within ivy-form frame and surmounted by bird; opening to reveal a silk lined interior with gold braiding.
Some minor fractures to egg, circa 1880 and restored.

Height: 11½" - 29.0cm
Width: 6" - 15.0cm
Glossary Words

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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