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VASE (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Chamberlain-Worcester

On view in: Second Floor Library


About this object

The vases are urn-shaped with covers. The main section of the vases is enlivened with a continous bacchanalian scene. On one vase Bacchus rides a donkey and is escorted by several young satyrs. On the other side Bacchus and Ariadne, standing in a chariot drawn by panthers, are accompanied by gaily dressed bacchanters and two young satyrs with musical instruments. The other vase shows Bacchus and Ariadne riding in a chariot drawn by centaurs and accompanied by bacchantes and satyrs. On the other side Bacchus arrives on the island of Naxos with Ariadne seated at the left, surrounded by satyrs. Below the main section on each vase appears a band of grapevine in relief. Each pedestal has simulated gadrooning and a marbelized foot. The center of each shoulder bears the crest of the Ellis family of Southside, Scotland, surrounded by applied clusters of grapes. Clusters of grapes and a pine cone finial similarly decorate each lid.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
VASE (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Hard paste porcelain
Made in:
Worcester, England
Date made:
ca. 1810
Size:
44.5 × 26.7 cm (17 1/2 × 10 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.14.1-2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; COAT OF ARMS underneath cover: Chamberlains Worcester Manufacturers to their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cumberland; on lid: arms of Ellis of Southside, Scotland Such marks were used for very short period of time, from September 1807 to 1811
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"