Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Easter egg "Chicken"

    Easter egg "Chicken"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker firm

    Silver, gold, rock crystal, diamonds, enamel; enamel over guilloche, enamel over gold, lapidary work, polishing, chasing

    Height 19 cm, base diameter 8 cm


    Silver egg with the hinged upper part, covered with translucent red enamel over a guilloche, in gold setting. The finial is in the shape of rooster’s gold head with a crest, covered with red enamel, with diamond eyes, golden cockerel shaped snap-shutter. The stem, covered with white translucent enamel over guilloche, decorated with one faceted and one smooth rock crystal spheres and golden rings, rests on the round base of transparent rock crystal in golden setting.
    The egg is gilded inside and hides a “surprise” in the shape of an egg made of transparent rock crystal, consisting of two halves, each one is decorated with symmetrical pattern in the shape of a pipped chicken. The egg rests on golden straw.