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Egg Cup

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1929M500.2
Collection:Applied Art - Silver
Date:1789 - 1790

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Matthew Boulton - View biography for Matthew Boulton


This egg-cup, one part of a frame or stand, was made at the Soho Manufactory owned by Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), the construction technique is known as wirework. The egg-cup has a pierced openwork border below the rim.

Presented by Henry Butler.

Further Information

Production Period:18th Century
Medium:Sterling silver, with pierced wirework.
Material(s):Sterling silver
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England