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Ostrich Egg

1991.956 (RS21534)

Description

A large cream colored ostrich egg showing scenic hills with a bridge over water, and a sketch of a boy poling a raft and another in a small boat. A tiny pagoda is off in the background. The egg is decorated with Chinoiserie designs in reds, browns and gold leaf in japanned style. There are definite Japanese overtones to the scene.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Location of origin
Africa
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
glassblowing
japanning
painting (coating)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Blown
Chinoiserie
Eggshell
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
glassblowing
Japanned
japanning
Landscape
Pagoda
Painted
painting (coating)
PICTURE, EGG
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
Dimensions
5.5 (H), 4.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.956
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2731

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