Bacchus - Pearlware character jug circa 1790

Bacchus character jug in Pearlware finish produced circa 1790. Bacchus is the Roman god of wine and intoxication. Around 200 BCE the Bacchanalia annual festival was held in his honor featuring excessive drinking orgies and criminal behavior. The Pearlware finish refers to the final clear glazing that contained cobalt and gave a slight blue coloring to glaze that tended to pool between fingers and in creases in the face.

Maker:

Staffordshire

England

18th century

Model #:

Pearlware

character jug

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Bacchus - Pearlware character jug circa 1790
Bacchus - Pearlware character jug circa 1790
Bacchus - Pearlware character jug circa 1790
Bacchus - Pearlware character jug circa 1790
Bacchus - Pearlware character jug circa 1790
Bacchus - Pearlware character jug circa 1790
Bacchus - Pearlware character jug circa 1790