A French barbotine majolica egg from the late 19th century, with floral motifs. Born in France during the Belle-Époque era, this majolica egg features an exquisite barbotine décor depicting pastel flowers and foliage presenting red, green, yellow and white tones. Cracked at the top, the shell is resting on a charming nest, the chick is nowhere to be seen. With its heart-warming subject and lovely execution, this French majolica decorative object, circa 1890 will bring a graceful touch to any décor, perhaps placed atop a side table, chest-of-drawers or shelf.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 7" W x 6" D x 4.75" H
Inventory Number: BLD74