With a stork and a fox sitting in the centre with a tall necked vase between them. A river runs through the landscape to the foreground on the left, originating from a castle on a mount in the background which sits next to a viaduct leading to a town. The landscape is decorated throughout with stylised trees and exotic birds.
Surrounded by a border decorated with flowers, leaves and ribbons.
Woven in wool and silk, France, mid 18th century.
Aesop's fable describes how a Fox invites a Stork to dinner, but serves it on a shallow plate meaning the Stork cannot partake because of it's long beak.
In turn the Stork invites the Fox to dinner, serving it in a bottle with a narrow neck so the Fox cannot partake. Thus one bad turn deserves another.
HEIGHT: 280 cm (9'2")
WIDTH: 362 cm (11'10")
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