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Vintage 1961 Hand Painted Chinese Egg In Silk Edged Display Case. Very Good Condition Ornament.
This is an opportunity to acquire a very attractive genuine vintage egg which can be brought out to decorate your home for the Easter festivities year after year. It would also make a lovely, unusual gift.
This is a really beautiful, skilfully painted decorative object which would look nice in either a traditional or contemporary setting all year round.
This oriental item was acquired new by my family from Lings Oriental Treasure House in Worcester in the early 1960's. The retailer's label is still present on the underside of the case, as is its maker's date stamp of 1961.
The egg has never been removed from its sealed display case so is in excellent condition, as is the plain blue silk inside the case on which the egg has been positioned. The exterior striped silk edges of the display case look a little aged - which is to be expected as this is a genuine vintage piece, and adds to its undoubted charm.
As the egg has been stored away from sunlight for many years it has not suffered from fading, which is so often an issue with similar examples.
The delicate hand painting on the eggshell is above average. Unfortunately the decoration on some of these eggs from China and Japan are poorly executed, and of less appealing subjects. The egg being offered for sale here depicts two views of Chinese Geisha girls; one looking out through an open window and the other standing under the shade of a tree. The colours used are very subtle and have resulted in a sophisticated piece of artwork.
This private sale is from a pet and smoke free home.
Please study the photographs provided to make your own assessment regarding the condition of this item.
The approximate size of the display case is: 9 cm high x 8 cm wide x 8 cm deep.
Given this item is fragile I would prefer the buyer to collect, and pay cash on collection please. However, if essential, I would be willing, at the Buyer's own risk, to send the egg to a location within mainland United Kingdom, for an additional £7.25 postage and packing. In this situation I would make every reasonable effort to pack the egg as carefully as possible so as to help ensure its safety. Regret no returns accepted. Thank you.
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