A gorgeous German Silver Gilt Mounted Ostrich Egg Cup and Cover standing on a tall Silver Gilt Spread Pedestal Foot and embellished with Silver Gilt Strap Work. The fitted lid features a classical style figural finial. The Lid and Foot of the Egg feature navy blue cabochon stones inset into the silver gilt mount.
when opened the lid reveals a hinged grill with a mounted coin in the centre allowing the cup and cover to be used as a Pot Pourri or Scent Holder. The inset coin or medal bares the image of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis.
Date – c. 1900.
Made in Hanau, Germany.
Maker – Shows the sickle mark of Schleissner.
Approx. Total Weight – 972g.
Approx. Height – 33.6cm
Approx. Diameter of Egg – 12cm
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