Mustard Pot (Moutardier), Olerys-Laugier Manufactory, Moustiers, France, c. 1745-1749

Decoration painted by Jean-François Pelloquin, Earthenware with tin glaze and enamel (grand feu faïence) and pewter mounts, The MaryLou Boone Collection, 1999.116, cat. no. 32. LACMA

Beneath the spout of this Mustard Pot, Orpheus is shown holding his harp, surrounded by attentive animals. According to Greek myth, his harp music had the ability to charm all living things.