“Ovid Metamorphosis” Bargueño
Italy, 18th Century
Probably Naples, Italy
Ebony veneer, painted drawer fronts and inlaid interior
Bargueño: 24.5 inches H by 33 inches W by 13.5 inches D
Table: 29.5 inches H by 35 inches W by 21 inches D
$ 19,500.00 USD
Center door: abduction of Ganymede by
part of Jupiter transformed into an eagle.
On the left street, from top to bottom, we find more scenes taken from Ovid:Neptune and Cenis, the abduction of Europa, Mercury and Argos, Diana and Callisto and Venus and
In the right street, also from top to bottom, we see Meleager offering to
Atalanta the head of the Calydonian boar, Apollo and Coronis, Jason defeating the dragon of the Colchis, Vertumnus and Pomona and Cephalus and Procris.
(A complete research documentation of 21 pages could be provided)