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Mandah85

Hi everyone I’m not sure how this forum works I just wanted to get some info about this “real dinosaur egg” my grandpa recently passed away he was an antiques dealer and this was one of his prized possessions.

 

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Peat Burns

That looks authentic to me.  I think it is often attributed to a species of Hadrosaur and from China.  Let's see what others say.

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snolly50

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Since your Grandfather had an interest in this intriguing object, I hope that is a reflection of a long and interesting life. 

 

From the small image alone, your object has the appearance of a fossil egg often ascribed as Hadrosaur. These eggs of Chinese origin are fairly common, but very coliectible. Unfortunately, this has caused a huge upswing in the number of "enhanced" and absolutely fake eggs being offered for sale. Do you have any concept of how long your Grandfather owned this piece or where he acquired it? 

 

As to this Forum's assistance/opinion, more and more detailed photos would help. Unfortunately, in-hand is the optimal condition for evaluation, but sharp photos do assist in distance evaluation.

 

As I said, from the small photo above it has the look of a genuine fossil egg. Good luck, there are several here with considerable experience in this area.

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HamptonsDoc

The egg looks genuine and is commonly referred to as a hadrosaur egg, Cretaceous in age from China as others have said. 

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UtahFossilHunter

Until someone else comes in to definitively tell us if @Mandah85‘s is real or not here are some conclusively real ones to compare to

And @Seguidora-de-Isis‘s specimen here

And a good thread here by @-Andy- that looks at fake and partial eggs.

 

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RJB

It certainly looks real to me.

 

RB

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Tidgy's Dad

I think your grandfather's prized possession is a beautiful and genuine dinosaur egg. :)

Hello, and a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco! 

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-Andy-

More pics would help but it certainly looks real to me. Sorry to hear about your loss.

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CBchiefski
On 1/16/2019 at 9:35 PM, Mandah85 said:

Hi everyone I’m not sure how this forum works I just wanted to get some info about this “real dinosaur egg” my grandpa recently passed away he was an antiques dealer and this was one of his prized possessions.

Sorry to hear, do you have any better pictures? From what I can discern the egg appears to be real, however, am not confident since the picture does not give enough detail.

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Mandah85

My sister took some pictures but they weren’t the best but hopefully they help identify it a little better. 

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