Large "Hen and Chicks" French Oeufrier - 1800s


Exceptional large zoomorphic silver and vermeil egg holder, in the shape of a hen with its set of 6 chicks. Each chick opens into, at the bottom, an eggcup and for the top, a salt shaker.
As for the hen, the lower half opens on an insertable vermeil basket with handle, that contains a removable 6-eggs cup holder. The upper part, the lid, features the top and head of the hen.