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Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) 


Object 2011711


Coffee cup






Height 56 mm (2.20 inch), diameter of rim 51 mm (2.01 inch), diameter of footring 25 mm (0.98 inch), weight 67 grams (2.36 ounce (oz.))


Cup with handle on footring. Decorated in encre de Chine, iron-red and gold with arepresentation of 'Cimon finding the sleeping Iphigenia' c.1616-1618 after a design by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).


According to Jörg the print source of this rare Chine de commande representation is unknown, Hervouët has suggested that it shows Christ discovering his sleeping Disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:36-43) (Jörg 2002/2, p.151)


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Condition: A firing flaw to the handle, a glaze default, frit and two restored frits to the rim one with a connected glaze hairline (only visible on the inside) on the inner wall. Wear to gold and black decoration.



Lunsingh Scheurleer 1977, cat. 200

Hervouët 1986, cat. 11.15

New York 2000, lot 186

Jörg 2002/2, p.151, cat. 104

Litzenburg 2003, cat. 179

New York 2008, lot 349


Price: Sold.


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