Antique Chinese Porcelain Kangxi period Teapot MERMAID Dercete Fish
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Condition Report: Lid with 2 chips and fritting. Pot with 2 restuck pieces to rim and large line on the body with some missing parts. Size 185x130mm Handle to spout x Height
Around 1700. H. 14 cm. (Rs)
The scene relates the sad adventure of Dercete: the great beauty of this goddess aroused the jealousy of Venus who, in revenge, inspired her with a violent love for a young priest. Dercete, after having a daughter (Semiramis) by him, conceived she was so ashamed of her weakness that she killed her lover, took her child to a desert place, then threw herself into a lake where she was transformed into a fish. We see her here being transformed.
The other fish would be the magician Naïs, who enchanted men and changed them into fish, and which ends itself in this aspect.
For reference see pictures
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|Region of Origin|
|China Dynasty Period||
Qing (1661 – 1912)
Blue & White
Porcelain & Pottery
17th century, 18th century
Lid with 2 chips and fritting. Pot with 2 restuck pieces to rim and large line on the body with some missing parts. Size 185x130mm Handle to spout x Height