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Egg Cup
English: Egg cup

Jean Ducrollay (possibly)

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.

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Collection ID: M.11:1,2-2002

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

Date Photographed in February 2010
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Author Valerie McGlinchey


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