Two handled cup & cover by Paul Crespin

This George II cup is of exceptional size and is ornamented entirely in the rococo manner with foliage and vine decoration.

Details

Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 37 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,000 ( Total: £36,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Private vendor

The arms of its original owner have been erased, presumably because the cup came on the market in the early 19th century.

Provenance

William Lewis Hughes (1767-1835); Sir Ernest Cassel; then by descent.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

Entry details

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