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Title

Tea bowl and saucer

circa 1752-circa 1753


Artist

Chelsea

England

1744 - 1769


About

The painting is attributable to Jefferyes Hamett O’Neale. The scenes are based on illustrations in Francis Barlow’s 1687 edition of Aesop’s fables. In the ‘Lion and the mouse’, the mouse, whose life the lion has spared, returns the favour by releasing the lion from a trap (moral: no one is too weak to do good). In the ‘Ringdove and the fowler’, the fowler aims his arrow at a ringdove, but at that moment is bitten by a viper (moral: men often fall into the trap which they set for others).


Details


Date

circa 1752-circa 1753


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

Teabowl 7.3 x 7.9 cm max width; saucer 3.3 x 14.5 cm max width :

a - tea bowl; 7.3 x 7.9 cm

b - saucer; 3.3 x 14.5 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2010.206.a-b


Artist information

Chelsea

Works in the collection

23


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 55 (colour illus.). cat.no. 60