Antique Russian silver and cloisonné enamel egg

£4,500

This beautiful antique Russian egg would make a charming addition to any side or display table; it is perfect for storing small, precious trinkets.

 

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Description

The egg is of typical form, crafted in silver. The egg sits on three hoof feet, and the body is decorated all over in the cloisonne enamel technique depicting swans, flowers and scrolling arabesques in blues, green and white. The decorations are inlaid with three red cabochons, and the egg is surmounted with a silver Imperial eagle. The egg opens around the centre to reveal a gilded interior.

Details

Country of Origin
Russian
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
Period
20th Century
Style
Russian Interest
Material
Enamel, Silver
Colour
Blue, Silver, White

Dimensions

Height
12.5 cm / 4.7 inches
Diameter
5 cm / 2 inches

Reference:
013516

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