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Stoke-on-Trent, England, ca. 1831.
Physical Description:
1 mug : relief-molded white stoneware ; height 9 cm (including handle), width 12 cm (including handle), depth 8 cm
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Parks Jug 16
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
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Copyright Status:
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The mug lacks a maker's mark. The Silenus design was also issued as a jug first manufactured by Minton in 1831. Minton's design for the jug was copied by Mason, Spode, Stephen Green, Doulton & Watts, and Continental companies. See Hughes, Henrywood.
Hughes, Kathy. Collector's guide to nineteenth-century jugs, v. 1, see no. 37a-b
Henrywood, R. K. Relief-moulded jugs, 1820-1900, see page 82
The mug is decorated on one side with a depiction of an elderly Silenus, walking, supported by two older satyrs. The other side depicts a child Silenus, riding a donkey, supported by two young satyrs.
Subject Terms:
Drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Parks, Stephen -- Provenance.
Satyrs (Greek mythology)
Silenus (Mythological character)
Mugs (cups)
Stoneware (pottery)
Ceramic (material)
Molding (forming)
Minton (Company)

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