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A 18th century gold cage work mounted bloodstone egg .
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Ref : 79318
11 900 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
England
Dimensions :
Ø 1.18 inch
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A 18th century gold cage work mounted bloodstone egg .

A hinged bloodstone egg within gold pierced leafy scrolls inhabited by birds, the rim with enamel motto "Dieu vous benit", rose diamond pushpiece.
This type of egg was usually used as a prestigious case to house a piece of jewelry or a watch and, that would be presented as a gift for a special event. Occasionally these would contain other small items like toiletries or sewing kits. A similarly mounted hardstone egg with the same motto, is in the James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor.
D: 1.33in. (3,5 cm)
W:2.32oz (65,91g)
Period: mid-18th century. English work.

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