Art & collections
Objects in focus
This Fabergé egg, decorated with a snowflake-hinged clasp, is seen here in its original silk-lined box. It is one of many exquisite objects on show in ‘Treasured Possessions: Riches of Polesden Lacey’, opening 25 April 2022.
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.
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.
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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