Antique Pair Australian Cameo Carved Emu Eggs on Stands 19th C
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this very unusual pair of antique bird eggs. This pair of Australian cameo carved emu eggs rest on silver plated palm leaf mounts with ebonised bases. Dating from the 19th Century they are each topped with a finial.
Each egg is superbly carved - one with an emu and the other with a kangaroo. They are both in excellent condition with no signs of repair. Please check this for yourself by viewing our photo gallery for these antique bird eggs.
To See This Pair of Antique Bird Eggs
It's a first-rate idea to see things personally. With this thought please try to come to our North London salesroom to look at and look over this pair of antique cameos, alongside with our wide variety of other unique collectibles that we have available. If you intend to make a special journey to see this product, please phone first to make sure that this pair of antique bird eggs is still available to you and has not been sold. Please be certain to provide us the item reference number found above when getting in touch so we can identify which of our numerous items you are discussing.
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Transportation, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at superb unique items that require skilled packing and transport so that they arrive at your location securely and safely. We can transport this pair of antique bird eggs to practically any destination around the globe and we will be happy to manage the packaging for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quote first, before ordering this pair of antique cameos so that we can fully meet your shipping needs. We ship completely free of charge to any mainland UK address.
If you are not content with the pieces, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for for the return transportation fees for this pair of antique cameos, unless we have inaccurately outlined the item in some material way and you do not obtain the pieces as explained. You must return the articles in the original packing and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this pair of antique bird eggs.
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Picking out antique and second-hand silver is a immense topic which features craftsmanship by some of the finest master goldsmiths who were internationally renowned artists in their own right down to the most utilitarian and ordinary of machine-made common domestic wares. In thinking about acquiring this pair of antique bird eggs we are happy to supply a some ideas that can assist you come to a decision on what is ideal for you.
Highly valued for hundreds and hundreds of years, silver has distinct qualities that have made it both gorgeous and collectible and due to this folk have collected and made use of it in a variety of different varieties. There is a large range of antique, vintage and second-hand silver out there in the marketplace today. So how do you know what to go for?
The primary guideline is that you should obtain what you actually like. Give some consideration to the reason you like this pair of antique bird eggs and if it speaks to your artistic feeling then why hold off? Professionals always say that you should target the very best you can afford, and this does not necessarily mean the oldest or indeed the largest. Do make time to learn about the makers and the designs that charm you and this will assist you establish the path you need to take to build up a terrific silver collection. If you take pleasure in a particular piece of silver such as this pair of antique bird eggs you will want to show it to friends and family and your pleasure will pass to them too.
A key topic is the condition of a silver item and how much renovation work has taken place. When acquiring silver antiques that are over 200 years old they will probably have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver piece to appear as if it just came from the workshop - if it does then it has probably been intensively restored which is not the best thing for an item of antique silver.
Always remember that in the silver antiques world a tad of restoration is tolerable where a small ding or dent may be cautiously removed. But take heed of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later enhancements or ornaments. All of these are unsatisfactory for a piece of fine antique silver. The good news is that here at Regent Antiques we are careful to and offer you only the finest unblemished silver pieces and if something like re-plating has taken place we will inform you. We always supply ample pics of our silver products so you can see exactly what condition they are in. Do take a couple of moments to look at the images for this pair of antique bird eggs to satisfy yourself of its condition. If you have any enquiries about it you are always very welcome to call or email us. We will be delighted to put your mind at rest about the condition of this pair of antique bird eggs.
Please bear in mind that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care of it by polishing it moderately frequently. It's a wise course of action to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to exhibit it in a fairly airtight cupboard if you're able to. This will keep it glistening for the longest possible time. If you look after it well this pair of antique bird eggs will basically last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 23 x Width 10 x Depth 10
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 4 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 08602
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