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A famille rose mythological cup and saucer
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A famille rose mythological cup and saucer

CIRCA 1740

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A famille rose mythological cup and saucer
Circa 1740
Painted in delicate opaque enamels with Leda and the swan in amorous embrace on a rock by a river, putti standing knee-deep in the water with other swans hovering nearby and a maid servant drying another lady with a pink cloth (2)
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Lot Essay

This mythological scene is inspired by an engraving by G. Duchange in the Prentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, after a painting by Corregio in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin. For a similar decoration on a saucer dish, see Hervouët et Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes, Paris, 1986, p. 301, fig. 13.38. The engraving is illustrated as a comparison with a similar saucer in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain, London, 1974, pl. 227, 228.
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