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Ostrich egg ornament

Date made: 1837-1901

Maker / artist: unknown

Date collected: 1837-1901

Material: eggshell|gold|silver

Period: Victorian

Accession number: F7465

Ostrich egg ornament, mounted on an elaborate silver and gilt stand. Ostriches were famed for their giant eggs and huge soft feathers which in Victorian times were used to decorate ladies’ hats, and dresses and to make feather boas.

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