31 March - 1 April 2009
An assorted lot of Chinese encre-de-chine 'mythological subject' porcelain
Comprising a ribbed globular teapot and a cover and six fluted cups and saucers decorated with Jupiter riding his eagle holding lightning in his hand, all within a composite border of flowers and panels of landscapes, cover matched, the teapot 13.2 cm. high; two mythological milk-jugs and covers, 13 cm. high max.; and a pair and one mythological cup and saucer (21)
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For a plate with a similar design of Jupiter on his eagle, see F.and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 292, fig. 13.1.
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