Rhea Gallery


Rhea eggshell, horizontally mounted jewel casket with two side-opening drawers and opening top.  Raised flowers on natural shell highlighted with crystals. Oval lid and drawer panels covered with green velvet.  Trimmed with gold coloured pearls, pearl and pink rhinestone chain and gold braid. Green/gold stand mounted on oval green plinth.

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The flightless rhea lays the world’s second largest eggs.  Unlike the round eggs of the ostrich, the rhea’s are conventional in shape with a cream-coloured shell that is much thinner but still very strong.  Rhea’s eggshells are not as easy to obtain as those of the ostrich but are a pleasure to work with, particularly as the thin hard shell lends itself ideally to filigree work not featured in this design.

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