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Peep Egg, 19th century.

Peep Egg, 19th century.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


This peep egg, made of alabaster and painted with flowers and the words 'Forget me not', contains two painted scenes of Great Yarmouth set inside a grotto of stone crystals and seaweed. By turning the alabaster knob, the viewer could change between the two scenes.

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