Saucer decorated en grisaille and in gold, with continuous border of coronets, batons, floral festoons, cornucopiae, and leaves at the rim, central scene of a male figure astride and eagle amongst billowing clouds and brandishing thunderbolts.
The draped figure is that of Jupiter, ruler of natural phenomena and sovereign god of the Romans. The depiction is after an engraving by Claude Audran III (1958-1734), Les Douze Mois Grotesques, done for the Gobelins factory in 1708-1709.
A painter, sculptor, and engraver, Audran was best known for his tapestry and ornamental panel designs, many of which featured mythological gods and goddesses. Although much of Audran's decorative work is now lost, a collection of his drawings is in the National Museum, Stockholm.
|Year Range from||1745|
|Year Range to||1755|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer|