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Ewer emblematic of Wine: M.3-1941

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Ewer emblematic of Wine


Founder: Unknown (Probably)
Michel, Sigisbert-François (After)




Bronze, cast, chased, and patinated. Ewer of antique form, standing on a square base. A satyr sits on the shoulder, and the body is decorated with a goat mask, and swags of fruiting vine.


History note: Formerly at Dorchester House

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 45 cm
Length: 23.6 cm
Width: 17.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941-02-13) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


19th Century, first half#
Circa 1800 CE - 1850 CE


Accessioned as English, but probably French. Probably derived from a model by Sigisbert-François Michel (1728-1811) exhibited in the Salon of the Académie de Saint-Luc in Paris in 1774. Designs for similar ewers were supplied to Josiah Wedgwood by John Flaxman senior in 1775 and were made in black basalt and jasperware in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Depth 13 cm Width 13 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, chased, and patinated

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1941
Primary reference Number: 12373
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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