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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Lion and the Mouse

Saucer
ca. 1755 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Saucer of porcelain, painted with enamels en camaïeuin crimson, with Aesop's fable of the Lion and the Mouse, and the wavy rim is painted with floral sprays.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted with enamels <i>en camaïeu</i>in crimson
Brief Description
Saucer of porcelain, with enamels en camaïeuin crimson, with Aesop's fable of the Lion and the Mouse painted by J H O'Neale, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1755.
Physical Description
Saucer of porcelain, painted with enamels en camaïeuin crimson, with Aesop's fable of the Lion and the Mouse, and the wavy rim is painted with floral sprays.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 11.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
An anchor (In relief coloured red on an applied oval medallion)
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
One of two saucers with 414:384/A-1885 (Sch. I 174A)

These pieces were purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber at Mr Baldwin's sale, Forster's, for 15 shillings and £1 in May 1870
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceAesop's Fables
Other Number
Sch. I 174 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:384-1885

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record createdDecember 17, 2008
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