'Geese' by contemporary English artist James Lynch (1956). He became known in the 1980’s and 90’s for his monumental animals set in visionary landscapes. James paints using the ancient medium of egg tempera.
A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD ASSUAGE MY SORROWS IN A GILT SILVER OKLAD, the unmarked gilt silver oklad with chased and repoussé border depicting three saints and the Guardian Angel, set amid engraved sunflowers. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood panel.
THE 1912 CARTIER IMPERIAL EASTER EGG, OPEN: THE SURPRISE: AN IMAGE OF THE CZAROVITCH. In 1912 the City Council of Paris, looking toward a trip to St. Petersburg to return the recent visit of the czar to Paris and a special gift to mark the bond between France & Russia, the Council decided to give this Cartier Easter Egg with the czar's monogram on it, to Nicholas II February 1912: Pavé-set diamond imperial crown atop a purple & white guilloché enamel egg; fluorite cushion; gold base.