Greek Neoclassical Bronze Tazza by Marcel Debut (1865-1933)
Our wonderful bronze tazza by Marcel Debut (French, 1865-1933) depicts in bas-relief a scene depicting Bellerophon and Pegasus with scrolled handles on a pedestal with running coin and gadrooned moldings. Signed in the cast and stamped "B.D." apparently for the Vrai B.D. foundry of Paris. It measures 5.5 inches tall and 21 inches across.
In Greek mythology, Bellerophon, aka Bellerophonte, son of Poseidon, is the Corinthian hero who famously battled and killed the Chimera monster, the fire-breathing mix of lion, goat, and snake. He is also famous for taming the winged horse Pegasus, a gift from his father.