Lapidary Art and Bone-carving Art

Easter egg "Chicken with egg" with detachable pin

    Easter egg "Chicken with egg" with detachable pin

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker firm

    Silver, gold, chalcedony, diamonds, moonstone, amethyst, sapphires; enamel over guilloche, lapidary work, polishing, casting, engraving, gilding

    Height 15.5 cm, base diameter 5.5 cm


    Silver egg with the hinged upper part is covered with translucent purple enamel over guilloche. The finial is decorated with 21.13-carat brown diamond chick-shaped pin. The chicken with golden paws and beak, with sapphire eyes in golden setting. The other part on the pin – the so-called stopper in the shape of an egg from moonstone-cabochon is hidden inside the egg. The snap shutter is rose-cut diamond a golden setting. Onion-shaped stem from chalcedony is ornamented with faceted amethyst framed by two golden stripes with golden pearl-shaped beads.