Reference #: CEPES23
Length: 4 5/8 (11.7 cm.)
PROVENANCE: La Granke & Co., New York
EXHIBITED: San Francisco, Fall Antiques Show, 1995
the jug painted en grisaille heightened in gilding with Diana and her hound beneath a border of boar- and stag-hunting panels, strapwork and foliate-scrolls perched upon by a pair of owls and repeated around the cover rim.
A saucer dish identically decorated to the milk jug is illustrated by Hervouet and Bruneau, p. 298, no. 13.28, who note that the decoration was taken from an engraving entitled “November” by Claude III Audran (1658-1734). A grisaille tea canister with Mercury and the same border is illustrated in Wirgin, p. 186, no. 200, suggesting that similar tea sets were made with a variety of mythological gods as central decoration.