Bacchus loving cup - circa 1820

Bacchus loving cup in Rockingham finish produced in Staffordshire England circa 1820. 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 loving cup is two-sided and has two handles.

Maker:

Staffordshire

England

19th century

Model:

Rockingham

Height:

Bacchus loving cup - circa 1820
Bacchus loving cup - circa 1820
Bacchus loving cup - circa 1820
Bacchus loving cup - circa 1820
Bacchus loving cup - circa 1820
Bacchus loving cup - circa 1820
Bacchus loving cup - circa 1820