Art & collections
Objects in focus
Cuckoos are one of our most distinctive springtime visitors, though sadly now declining in number. This illustration by Edward Lear features in John Gould’s 1837 book, ‘Birds of Europe’ at Blickling Hall.
This 19th-century crocus pot from Blickling Hall, Norfolk was used to 'force' spring bulbs into flowering indoors during winter months. The cover has nozzles to support flowering stems, while water in the base would feed the roots.
This miniature stone egg at Polesden Lacey, Surrey, is the work of Carl Fabergé, the Russian jeweller famed for the series of elaborate Imperial Easter eggs he created for the Russian royal family.
Decorating eggs has long been an Easter tradition. These two blown eggshells from the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Cumbria have charming painted faces and lace bonnets.
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The majority of objects in our care are recorded on our National Trust Collections website. You'll find many intriguing items to explore at places near you