Nast Rare Cup and Stand

— c.1800
£3500

An exceptional Nast (Paris) two-handled cup and stand decorated upon a gilt ground

Dimensions
Cup 9 cm high, 12 cm across handles, 8 cm diameter.
Stand 2.5 cm high, 15 cm diameter.

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History

The cup with a classical winged figure playing trumpets flanked by angels riding horses on each side, the border of the stand with alternating panels of muses and seated griffins flanking a gilt portrait medallion, the centre with a panel of the sun.

The interior of the cup and underside of the stand entirely gilded. Hand painted nast in gilt to undersides of cup and stand, circa 1800.