Large, deep creamware charger painted in bright enamel colors in shades of yellow, green, brown, and blue, the front rim edged in yellow and the center with a scene that extends to the rim of Mercury floating from above, his right arm outstretched, towards a seated Paris, who extends his left arm with hand open to receive the Apple of Discord, on the right a seated puma looks on, in a rocky landscape with trees and a river edge in foreground; the reverse decorated with a band of zigzags in browns and blues interspersed with yellow and green circular motifs, with a green band and a blue band within which the artist's monogram, date 1858, and the inscription MERCVRIO presenta il pumo a PARIDE.


Painted by George Eyre, Wedgwood