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Easter Egg

Ceramic Easter Egg

I have inherited this Bonbonière in the shape of an Easter egg from my mother, she from an old uncle, to whom it was passed down by his mother. I always loved this egg shaped dish and could almost smell the wonderful chocolates that once must have been in there. Who was this bought for, by whom, where and when? My mother’s uncle grew up in Düsseldorf in Germany, so I assume the Easter egg is German, but it could be French as the Rhineland was under French occupation for a long time and I once restored a French powder bowl with similar transfer decoration. I imagine my Bonbonière is at least 100 years old but, so far, have not been able to find out more about its origin nor about similar objects.

Ceramic Easter Egg open