|The Sunderland Egg|
"A Horse from the Fair"
The Victoria & Albert Museum
This lead-glazed earthenware egg, the size of a hen’s egg, is decorated with transfer-printed illustrations in purple. On one side, it is adorned with a party of men and women in a rowing boat; and, on the other side with a galloping horse, with the inscription: “A Horse from the Fair.”
This egg was made in Sunderland, England between ca. 1840-1850. It exists purely to be decorative.