This George II cup is of exceptional size and is ornamented entirely in the rococo manner with foliage and vine decoration.
Two handled cup & cover by Paul Crespin, 17331734
Photo: courtesy of Sotheby's
- Silver gilt
- Height: 37 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,000 ( Total: £36,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
The arms of its original owner have been erased, presumably because the cup came on the market in the early 19th century.
William Lewis Hughes (1767-1835); Sir Ernest Cassel; then by descent.