Egg display, electroplating " The incubating hen " by Christofle; representing a hen in natural silk, on its basket in imitation of wicker weave, with its lining.
Goldsmith's mark and mark.
Date of manufacture 1866 (sources, Anne Gros)
Under the hen border, numbers: 546461 and 546463
On the back of the basket, number: 546461
Under the lining, number: 546793
High. : 26 cm. - Length : 26 cm. - Width : 21 cm.
(lacks in the silvering)
For a similar "incubating hen"; sale Hôtel Drouot, 2019.
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