- c. 1840s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 alabaster peep egg
Name of creator
Purchased from auction house. Previous owner unknown.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
One Victorian alabaster peep egg inscribed 'A Present from Clifton' with hand painted floral decoration and containing rotating views of Clifton Suspension Bridge and Vyvyan Terrace and shell, mineral and coral samples. 16.5 cm high.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Item is fragile so close supervision is needed when looking into the egg.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Only one bead on the spindle - smaller one added and provided by Bristol Blue Glass. Hand-painted decoration is worn.