Green stoneware moulded jug, ‘Drunken Silenus’, with Minton pad mark, No.19. c.1831-1840. AP/1452.


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A very high relief moulded jug with fine details. Dry-bodied green stoneware with a very slight vapour glaze. The moulded scene depicts two fauns holding up a naked drunken Silenus, and two putti/cupid/faun figures holding a drunken child Bacchus(?) figure on a donkey. The body of the jug and the handle are moulded as a tree trunk with grape vine. The handle is bifurcated at the top. The base is shallow recessed and has a padmark which includes ‘No.19’ and a cursive ‘M’ (a known Minton mark). Staffordshire.

“An Illustrated Guide to British Jugs” (R.K. Henrywood, 1997, p.129+p.131, pl.373) Illustrates a white porcelain example. “Minton started to issue [moulded] jugs [c.1830-1831]… the Silenus jug is No. 16 in light green or 19 in dark green”.

Pot ID: AP/1452
Dimensions: 194 mm highest to top of handle.
Net Weight (grams): 800
Date: c.1831-1840

Condition Report:
Small chip on donkey’s ear. Almost impossibe to see or trace hairline in spout goes a short distance into body. Another almost invisible tight hairline across the base and up into the body a short distance (impossible to follow as it is so tight). Looks perfect.

Weight 1501 g