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English: Egg Cup

France, Paris
Possibly associated with the workshop of Jean Ducrollay

This gold egg cup is a masterpiece of early French Neoclassical design. It is in the 'Gout-Grec' (Greek taste) fashionable in Paris in the early 1760s. Shaped like an antique vase it looks as if it has been cut from stone and is heavily ornamented with swags of laurel. The egg cup has a detachable gold liner. What appears to be the working drawing for this egg cup is in an album in the V & A's collection containing designs associated with the Parisian workshops of Pierre-Francois Drais, Charles Ouizille and Jean Ducrollay. The proportions and scale of this design are such that it could be used as easily for a large vase as it could an egg cup.

Purchased with the assistance of the Murray Bequest

Collection ID: M.11-2002

This photo was taken as part of Britain Loves Wikipedia in February 2010 by Valerie McGlinchey.

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