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Tea Bowl and Saucer
The Snite Museum’s Tea Bowl and Saucer is Böttger porcelain, which is especially known for its brilliant white color; this example was painted by Ignaz Preissler (1676- 1741) at Breslau, in modern-day Wrocław, Poland...In this Tea Bowl and Saucer, Preissler has depicted the story of Thisbe and Pyramus, a romance that was documented by the first-century poet Ovid in Metamorphoses and later served as direct inspiration for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
from Weisberg, A Taste for Porcelain: The Virginia A. Marten Collection of Decorative Arts (Notre Dame, 2014)