11 May 2004
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE MYTHOLOGICAL-SUBJECT TEABOWL AND SAUCER
Enamelled with Venus holding an anchor with a putto on her lap seated in a shell-shaped chariot drawn by two swans, another putto in the sky above them, within a puce rococo leaf and shell surround and a similar border in various enamels below the rim, saucer cracked
The saucer 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diam.
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A coffee cup from this rare service is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 295, fig. 13.14.
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