FAMILLE ROSE COFFEE CUP WITH ORPHEUS AND HIS LYRE

Reference #: CEPES36

c. 1750

Height: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm)

The cup painted with Orpheus seated on a mound beside a tree and playing his lyre beneath a gilt shell-and-foliate-scroll border.

PROVENANCE
Edward Sheppard, New York

EXHIBITED
San Francisco, Fall Antiques Show, 1995

A teapot identically decorated with Orpheus (or Apollo, who also is depicted with a lyre is illustrated by Litzenburg and Bailey, p. 192, no. 191. A saucer from a similarly decorated but differently bordered tea and/or coffee service is illustrated by Hervouet and Bruneau, p. 296, no. 13.20; and a milk jug and teabowl from that same service are illustrated by Veiga, p. 127, pls. 97 and 98.

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