The point of this blog is to dig out some of the objects from the museum’s collection that rarely go on display and show them to you. Some are amusing and some, like this week, are just very different. As it is Easter time I have chosen an egg for this weeks blog.

Not a chocolate Easter egg but a panorama egg. Panorama eggs are made from sugar and decorated with icing.

A Panorama Egg

But they do come with a little surprise. Inside a panorama egg there is always a little scene. In this egg there is a scene of some boys and girls in a meadow with a lamb and some flowers made from icing.

The scene inside the egg

The egg is from the Ormil Chocolate Works in the town of Prerov in the Czech Republic. It is unknown why it is in the museum or even how old it is but I can guarantee that no one will be eating this egg in a hurry!


4 Responses to “mmmm…tasty”

  1. 1 Terry Bostock April 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I have an Egg very similar to the one pictured in the Museum but the outer shell is much more decorative, i have had it since 1955 it is still unopened in its box it is by the same confectioner Ormil, is this of any value can anyone advise. I also have a Terry’s milk chocolate easter egg and a Carsons Easter Egg both from the same period.

  2. 2 Mike Hansford October 4, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I have two Ormil eggs N0: 5095 each in its own decorated box plus a smaller unboxed one about the size of an orange. All in similar condition to yours. In my case they date from around 1952/53.
    Originally they were white crystal sugar, with coloured decorations of ribbing and flowers etc. with an inner scene.
    Have to admit I don’t know what to do with them! Any collectors out there?

    • 3 vinaiblackburn October 7, 2010 at 10:27 am

      Hi Mike,

      I wish I could give you a few details but unfortunately my knowledge seems to be similar to yours. I have tried to contact a local museum from the area to ascertain more information and even offer to return it if they were interested, but there was no response from them. I suppose it would be like a museum from the Czech Republic contacting me and asking if I would like to repatriate a pie they have in their collection. The answer would be a very polite no!


  3. 4 Robert G Noakes October 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I have one of these eggs in perfict condition can anyone tell me what it is worth

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