Leda and The Black Swan and The Kangaroo, 2010

Glazed white porcelain with onglaze painting and 24ct gold foil on stopper.

Made by the artist in Jingdezhen, China.

According to ancient Greek mythology the God Zeus turned himself into a swan in order to carry Leda away for his private pleasure. Here Leda is depicted entertaining a black swan from Australia together with the kangaroo brought back to Europe and kept as pets. It has been recorded that Madame Josephine had five black swans and a single kangaroo in her garden at Malmaison, Paris.

Height 13cm (5 1/8")
Width 9cm (3 1/2")
Depth 2.5 cm (1")




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