Item 117 - Alabaster peep egg

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GB 3493 117


Alabaster peep egg


  • c. 1840s (Creation)

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1 alabaster peep egg

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Purchased from auction house. Previous owner unknown.

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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.

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Item is fragile so close supervision is needed when looking into the egg.

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Only one bead on the spindle - smaller one added and provided by Bristol Blue Glass. Hand-painted decoration is worn.

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  • Box: Blue object box/2023-07