Ostrich Egg

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2731

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

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
glassblowing
eggshell (animal material)
japanning
painting (coating)
glass (material)
Chinoiserie
Eggshell
Blown
Painted
Japanned
Landscape
Pagoda
Chinoiserie
PICTURE, EGG

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Africa

Dimensions

5.5 (H), 4.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.956

Places

Massachusetts (United States)