Created by Mary Ann Owen and Malcolm Owen
The Owens are known for their intricate work incorporating tiny sterling silver figures. This piece is different as it has no figures. The centerpiece is a large, hand-formed copper egg which has been colored with a dark patina, then waxed to produce a permanent finish. The egg is removable from the nest made from apple, maple, blueberry, and rhododendron branches gathered from the artists' property. The branches are riveted together with copper wire. The egg opens, but is intended more for storage than daily use. It could be used for safe storage or even a funerary urn. The capacity is about 32 ounces.