Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Easter egg "Crab" with detachable brooch

    Easter egg "Crab" with detachable brooch

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker firm

    Silver, gold, diamond, aquamarine; enamel over guilloche, lapidary work, polishing, chasing

    Height 13.5 cm, base diameter 8.5 cm


    Silver egg with the hinged upper part is covered with translucent blue enamel over guilloche. The finial is decorated with aquamarine in gold setting. The snap-shutter is in shape of aquamarine drop in gold setting. Gold stem rests on matte aquamarine base of irregular shape and is decorated with three gold claws. The egg is gilded inside and hides “surprise” – gold crab-shaped brooch, which the body made from natural rough diamond weighing 3.18 carats. The eyes are round diamonds. Matte aquamarine The base is from matte aquamarine.