A RARE GOLD EGG CUP WITH LINER
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A RARE GOLD EGG CUP WITH LINER

THE LINER PARIS, 1762/1763, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JEAN-JACQUES PREVOST 1762-1768, LATER STRUCK WITH A PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, THE CUP UNMARKED

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A RARE GOLD EGG CUP WITH LINER
the liner Paris, 1762/1763, with the discharge mark of Jean-Jacques Prevost 1762-1768, later struck with a Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty mark for gold, the cup unmarked
The openwork bowl hung with cast and chased laurel swags, raised openwork foot, with plain gold liner
1 15/16 in. (50 mm.) high
2 oz. (79 gr.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Geneva, 16 November 1983, lot 101 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-143).
Literature
Y. Bottineau/O. Lefuel, Les grand orfèvres de Louis XIII à Charles X (Connaissance des Arts), Paris, 1965, illustrated in colour p. 215 and described 'le [coquetier], en or, est d'une qualité tout à fait exceptionnelle. Les motifs entièrement repercés à jour, les guirlandes de lauriers détachées du corps de la pièce sont travaillés avec une extraordinaire virtuosité. Il a de plus l'intérêt d'être d'un style très avancé pour la date à laquelle il a été exécuté.'
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Lot Essay

A pair of silver-gilt egg cups, maker's mark of Etienne-Hervé Maisonrouge, Paris, 1735/1736, are illustrated in Catalogue de l'Orfèvrerie, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1958, no. 147 and in the Puiforcat Collection catalogue, Paris, December 1955, lot 36.
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