Antique Minton Silenus Jug - No.235 - For Sale

Antique Minton Silenus Jug - No.235
Price: $490.00
•Maker: Minton
•Item: Silenus Jug - No 235
•Circa: 1840- 1845
•Origin: UK
•Material: Stoneware
•Dimensions: 7.25 inches / 18cm approx
•Quality: Very good
•Condition: Good
•Price: £300 (sterling) / $490 approx

•Historical Note:
A similar Silenus Jug is in the Victoria & Albert, London collection, and is on display in the British Galleries (room 122f, case 4.) The piece was given to the V&A by the Commisioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

The Victoria & Albert description:
Design & Designing
Minton's designed the 'Silenus' jug in about 1831 and it proved to be one of their most popular earlier designs, to such an extent that it was copied by Mason and by Doulton. It was first issued in light green, then dark green. This blue version is model number 235. Minton even issued the jug in an experimental pre-Parian version though this is quite rare.

Subject Depicted
Silenus was a god of Bacchus' retinue. A merry, rotund old drunkard, he was nevertheless credited with wisdom and prophetic powers. He is usually shown leading Bacchus' triumphal procession, on an ass and supported by satyrs.

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