ewer, wine

manufacturer: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (estab. 1759);  modelled by: John Flaxman (English, b.1755, d.1826); 

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Sacred to Bacchus [wine vase] (one of a pair), Water ewer of black basalt, moulded in relief, one of a pair representing Wine and Water designed to compliment the ewer made sacred to Neptune, this ewer features a Satyr astride the mouth, a goat's head at the front and swags of vine leaves and grapes and is sacred to Bacchus. Other than the differences outlined below, the gadrooned or reeded decoration radiating from the top of the stem is the only other difference. A continuous band of moulded oak leaves decorates the middle of the body beneath which palm leaves radiate upwards from the top of the stem. Oak leaves, branches and acorns decorate the sides of the plinth base. Flared, elliptical spout.
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manufacturer: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (estab. 1759)
modelled by: John Flaxman (English, b.1755, d.1826)
Production place
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Production date
405 x 195 x 165
Measurement details
height: 405mm
width: 195mm
depth: 165mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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