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Catalog Number R1996.2.1b
Object Name Saucer
Description Saucer with a flared rim, painted in overglaze famille rose enamels with a diaper border on the rim and a centeal scene of a man with a wine bottle and a woman holding a staff, bring led by a winged Eros with a torch and staff towards a boat with an insland in the background.

The scene is based on a 1708 engraving "les Pelerins de l'Isle Cythere" By the engraver Bernard Picart. Cythera is a Greek island known in antiquity for its cult of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
Year Range from 1745.0
Year Range to 1750.0
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
On View No