Gold leopard espresso cup detail from The Hunt by Robert Burns
Beautiful English fine bone china espresso cup exclusive to the National Galleries of Scotland featuring a detail set on a golden background of a striking leopard from The Hunt (previously known as Diana and Her Nymphs), by Scottish artist Robert Burns, part of the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
The rims of this elegant cup are finished with a 22 carat gold top and bottom edges.
This artwork is filled with exuberant rhythm and energy characteristic of 1920s design. The vibrant colours and patterns of this panel provide an exotic jungle-like setting for the Greek goddess Diana, and her nymphs. It was created as part of the ambitious first floor decoration for Crawford's Tea Rooms at 70 Princes Street, Edinburgh. Burns was responsible for every detail of the interior design from the murals to the cake-stands.
Robert Burns was a Scottish Artist, an outstanding decorative artist and early exponent of the Art nouveau style in Scotland. Burns followed the example of artists of the Arts and Crafts movement. His most famous and complete interior designs were for Crawford's Tea Rooms on Princes Street. He combined commercial projects with teaching and became Head of Painting at Edinburgh College of Art.
Single cup as shown, no saucer included.