Bacchus in Barrel toby jug - Desvres circa 1900

Bacchus in Barrel majolica toby jug produced by Desvres circa 1900 model 515. 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. This happy Bacchus in Barrel is emerging from the empty barrel after a two day Bacchanalia.

Maker:

Desvres

France

circa 1900

515

Model:

Majolica

Height:

9 1/2"

large

Bacchus in Barrel toby jug - Desvres circa 1900
Bacchus in Barrel toby jug - Desvres circa 1900
Bacchus in Barrel toby jug - Desvres circa 1900
Bacchus in Barrel toby jug - Desvres circa 1900
Bacchus in Barrel toby jug - Desvres circa 1900
Bacchus in Barrel toby jug - Desvres circa 1900
Bacchus in Barrel toby jug - Desvres circa 1900