Antique Charles Meigh Bacchanalian Dance/Rubens Stoneware Moulded Jug Off White (Code 2823)
A mid 19th century moulded stoneware jug in an off white tone by Charles Meigh. This jug is known by two names, the most common now being Bacchanalian Dance. This name comes from the first scene (image 1) which is a rendition of Nicholas Poussins' 17th century masterpiece 'Bacchanalian Revel Before a Herm of Pan'. It is quite faithfully reproduced given the limitations of the medium. It was also known in the period of manufacture (c1844-50) as the 'Rubens Jug', after the image on the opposing side which is a rendition of Peter Paul Rubens 'Drunken Silenus' painting (later destroyed in 1945).
The design itself is very well executed and has grapes and leaves around the top and running down the handle. There is a clay pad mark to the base with the makers name and date of Sept 30, 1844. This jug was made in more than one size, and this is a larger example of the form.
Very good for period, slight wear.
Height: 23.5 cm ( 9 1/4 inch ) including handle
Width: 18 cm ( 7 inch ) spout to handle
Weight: 1160 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 2823 OC21-6
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