Bacchus character jug - William Kent circa 1815

Bacchus character jug produced by William Kent circa 1815. 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. Note the frog hiding inside the character jug.

Maker:

William Kent

England

19th century

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Bacchus character jug - William Kent circa 1815
Bacchus character jug - William Kent circa 1815
Bacchus character jug - William Kent circa 1815
Bacchus character jug - William Kent circa 1815
Bacchus character jug - William Kent circa 1815
Bacchus character jug - William Kent circa 1815
Bacchus character jug - William Kent circa 1815