Current Exhibit

The Enchanting Red Egg


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Photo: Sylvia Bissonette, Courtesy of J. Grahl Designs & Barry Marfleet Collection

Jim Grahl and Barry Marfleet spent two years creating this music box, which features enamel, precious gems and metals. Press the ruby on top and the egg opens to reveal a carousel of exotic animals that revolve and move up and down to music, using mechanisms adopted from mid-19th century Swiss musical snuff boxes. It is comprised of 18K yellow, green and rose gold, platinum, silver, red and black enamel, ruby, mother of pearl, pearls and diamonds.