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Meigh, Charles

Bacchanalian dance.

Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England, ca. 1847.
Physical Description:
1 mug : relief-molded white stoneware, smear-glazed ; height 13 cm (including handle), diameter 10 cm (13 cm including handle)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Parks Jug 17
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The bottom of the base is illustrated with a medallion enclosing two classical heads, surrounded by text (on inner band) "Arts and commerce promoted" and (on outer band) "The Society of Arts' medal presented to Charles Meigh for the best model of a mug ornamented in relief." Printed in brown ink. The Society of Arts medal was presented in 1847.
Title from Hughes.
Hughes, Kathy. Collector's guide to nineteenth-century jugs, v. 1, no. 48a-b
Henrywood, R. K. Relief-moulded jugs, 1820-1900, pages 110-113
The mug is decorated with figures of reveling bacchanals, with a loop handle in the form of a vine stem. The decorations are based on "Bacchanalian Revel before a Herm [or Term] of Pan" by Nicholas Poussin and "Drunken Silenus" by Peter Paul Rubens.
Subject Terms:
Pan (Greek deity)
Parks, Stephen -- Provenance.
Silenus (Mythological character)
Society of Arts (Great Britain)
Mugs (cups)
Stoneware (pottery)
Ceramic (material)
Molding (forming)
Glazed ceramic ware (visual works)
Based on (work): Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665. Bacchanalian revel before a term of Pan.
Based on (work): Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640. Drunken Silenus.

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