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Silenus character jug orange - Shorter & Son circa 1960

Silenus character jug produced by Shorter & Son of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1960. In Greek mythology, Silenus was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus. Silenus presides over other daimons and is related to musical creativity, prophetic ecstasy, drunken joy, drunken dances and gestures A notorious consumer of wine, he was usually drunk and had to be supported by satyrs or carried by a donkey.
Silenus was described as the oldest, wisest and most drunken of the followers of Dionysus. When intoxicated, Silenus was said to possess special knowledge and the power of prophecy. A sea serpent forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Shorter & Son

England

circa 1960

Model #:

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

Silenus character jug orange - Shorter & Son circa 1960
Silenus character jug orange - Shorter & Son circa 1960
Silenus character jug orange - Shorter & Son circa 1960
Silenus character jug orange - Shorter & Son circa 1960
Silenus character jug orange - Shorter & Son circa 1960
Silenus character jug orange - Shorter & Son circa 1960
Silenus character jug orange - Shorter & Son circa 1960
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