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Surprise egg

silver, silver-gilt, enamel
(cc-dd) 7.2 × 4.7 cm diameter (overall)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
ed. 85/300
(cc) punched in base c.: SD / (lion passant) 85 (leopard's head) / G
(dd) punched in outside u.c.: (lion passant) G
punched inside u.c.: 85
embossed in gold on front cover of accompanying book l.c.: Stuart Devlin (Devlin underlined)
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on page 1 of accompanying book: 85 / Stuart Devlin (evlin underlined)
stamped in gold inside lid of original box c.: Stuart Devlin / LONDON
Accession Number
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Sir Frederick and Lady Wiltshire, 1986
© Stuart Devlin
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Egg containing two birds in a cage, with enamel flowers and petals around the base.