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Ostrich Eggs for Display | Set of 3

MC225/RP000544    Ostrich Eggs, Set of 3

The first Europeans to see an ostrich egg surely stopped in their tracks. The size, the texture, the weight! Instantly it was a Kunstkammer hit, added to exotic shells and spiral narwhale teeth, skulls and feathers. Worth their weight in gold in the 17th C., famous sculptors were commissioned to mount them on baroque stands embellished with rubies and diamonds. Whalers later learned to engrave and carve them. Never having lost the magic of their fluid beauty, they now fit perfectly in our Cabinet of Curiosities. Hand turned mahogany stands, polished to perfection, mounted with a matching finial. The art of skilled woodturning combined with the timeless beauty of a miracle of nature.

 





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