Image: BLW Egg Cup (1)

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Description: Egg cup 1762-63 Jean Ducrollay (possibly) Gold 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 1760�s. 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
Title: BLW Egg Cup (1)
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Author: Valerie McGlinchey
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