A drinking vessel from an ostrich egg, Italy 1800

Italy 1780/1800

3800 Euro

A natural example of a Wunderkammer: an ostrich egg cupped on the back of an elephant. On the upper part of the lid, there is a small branch of red Mediterranean coral (Corallium Rubrum). Base in silvered bronze. Italy 1780/1800

14” – 36 CM H     6” – 15 CM L     5” – 13 CM D

 V1567

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