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Meigh, Charles
Bacchanalian dance.
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England, 1844.
Physical Description:
1 jug : relief-molded white stoneware, smear-glazed, metal ; height 22 cm (lid closed), width 17 cm (including handle), depth 11 cm
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Parks Jug 22
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Marks applied and impressed on bottom: royal coat-of-arms with registration diamond, "Sept. 30, 1844, Registd. No. 21960, Charles Meigh" (parcel 7). Also impressed: '24'.
Title from Hughes.
Hughes, Kathy. Collector's guide to nineteenth-century jugs, v. 1, no. 48
Henrywood, R. K. Relief-moulded jugs, 1820-1900, page 110
The jug 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:
Drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Pan (Greek deity)
Parks, Stephen -- Provenance.
Silenus (Mythological character)
Jugs (vessels)
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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