Eggs of an Era

The ‘Eggs of an Era’ public art trail is a partnership between Clarence Court Eggs, the Elephant Family and Cadogan, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and raising awareness of conservation by highlighting the impacts of poaching and collectability.
These eggs, all collectible pieces of art, will be auctioned off next year with the proceeds going to support the Elephant Family’s conservation work across South Asia.

Simon Emery

Sloane Square

‘70’ – The 1970s, a time of the Silver Jubilee. Union Jack flags were everywhere, every flagpole and adorning the clothing of Punks and Mods and decorating anything you could print the flag on. This egg was created using expertly applied coats of lacquer in Abalone Flake, Kandy Apple Red and Kandy Blue. The punk rock slogan was done by the super talented Neil Neilliard using platinum leaf and sign writers enamel.

Ozlem Thompson

Sloane Square

‘Garden of Joy’ – Inspired by a striking glittery dress the Queen wore for the Royal Variety Performance in 1999, this design combines those joyful colours with the emblem of the Tudor Rose. These two worlds of colour link together to explore the personal colour choice of Her Majesty with the beauty of The Royal Parks and the joy they both bring to the people of London. This egg was created using acrylic paint and lacquer.

Rebecca Campbell

Duke of York Square

‘Flower Power’ – A salute to the swinging 1960s celebrating love and peace. Taking inspiration from another British Queen, Mary Quant, the fashion and style icon of the time. This egg was created using acrylic paint and lacquer.

Sasha Compton

Duke of York Square

‘The Queen and Her Kings’ – The 2020s so far have been a decade for family and intimacy. This egg celebrates the Queen and her future Kings; depicted ornately in royal blue. The design was inspired by Faberge eggs and is a joyful reference to our future heirs to come. This egg was created using layers of acrylic paint and lacquer.

Patricia Mitchell

Duke of York Square

‘Cocktail Hour’ – The butterflies represent some of the best British pop music to emerge in that decade. See if you find the hit songs of various British pop bands that were in the charts during the 1980s. Look out of for the Hope Butterfly – a symbol to take with us as we move through future decades. This egg is decorated with aluminum butterflies, each hand-sprayed with the pastel colours of the 1980s.

Emily Powell

Pavilion Road

‘Queen of Happiness’ – This egg was inspired by the strong, courageous female role model. It was created using acrylic paint and lacquer.

Tatiana Alida

Pavilion Road

‘The Turqoise Egg’ – The turquoise egg takes its inspiration from the magical way the Queen Elizabeth II has touched so many people’s hearts and inspired them. Her spirit and resolve, like the sea that surrounds the islands of Great Britain, are a constant and ever present presence. The blue of the ocean is something we all have memories of and like her majesty, we all look to for inspiration and hope. This egg was created using layers of acrylic paint and lacquer.