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Alabaster peep egg of Chatsworth and Matlock, circa 1840

 Item — Box: 35

Scope and Contents

This item is an opaque alabaster cylindrical egg-shaped body on a waisted stem, fitted with a glass peephole and twin handles, one of alabaster and one of bone, which rotate a spindle that reveals engraved views of Matlock and Chatsworth through the peephole on top. In addition to the engravings of Matlock and Chatsworth, the rotating interior portion also features a third view which is a diorama with dried flowers and colorful stones. The exterior of the peep egg is painted with a floral design and reads, "A Present from Matlock."


  • Creation: circa 1840


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. This collection is open for use.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Marlborough Books in March 2015.

Processing Information

Processed in November 2023 by Jenelle Clark.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA