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GOLDSMITH'S ART - Faberge' Eggs

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« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2008, 09:14:37 am »









1899 - Madonna Lily Egg

 
This egg takes the form of a clock with a revolving dial. The four- coloured gold egg is enamelled translucent daffodil-yellow, and is richly set with diamonds.

It stands on an onyx platform decorated with coloured gold scroll mounts, rosettes and the year in diamonds, and is designed as a vase with red gold scrolls serving as extra supports at either side.

The belt of the dial which divides the egg is enamelled opaque white with diamond set numerals and the hours are pointed by the head of an arrow in a drawn bow.

The gold rim of the vase is chased as a cluster of roses; a bunch of Madonna lilies carved from quartzite and each set with rose diamonds emerges from the vase.

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