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Sèvres porcelain factory

Mortier (part of the Louis XVI dinner service) 1783-92

RCIN 58039

Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle

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Soft-paste Sèvres porcelain mortier. Beau bleu ground decorated with tooled gilt foliate scrolls, floral wreaths, trails and crossed branches; two oval reserves painted with scenes from classical Greek and Roman history and mythology. The reserves depict Psyche complaining to Venus that her son has abandoned her and Renaud chained by Armida.