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Bacchus: C.2763-1928

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Bacchus

Maker(s)

The Claw Factory (Production)
Lockhorst, Johannes (Proprietor of factory)
Gucht, Margaretha van der (Proprietor of factory)

Description

Earthenware figure of Bacchus in 18th century dress, seated astride a barrel, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, yellow, green, and brownish-orange

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, dark green, bright yellow, and brownish-orange. The base is open underneath so that the glazed interior of the figure is visible. Bacchus is represented as a man in eighteenth-century costume, seated astride a barrel on a low four-footed stand, and holding in his right hand a cup, and in his left a globular bottle. He wears a cap formed by vine leaves and bunches of grapes, a bright yellow coat with brownish-orange cuffs and button holes, and decoration on the back and fronts of vine leaves and bunches of grapes. He has brownish-orange breeches, white stockings, and dark blue shoes. The sides of the barrel are partly striped in blue, and there is a wide green stripe across the top and the bottom. On the front, above this, is the word 'bachùs' with below it a painted tap and glass. On the back of the barrel top is the word, 'nantis'.

Notes

History note: Mr S. E. Mossel at Amsterdam, 86, Zwanenburgwal, from whom purchased for £12.10.0 in August 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Circa 1713 CE - 1740 CE

Note

The Claw Factory in Delft operated between 1661 and 1840.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: I has dot over forms upstroke of the L with a slanting stroke between to form the V

  • Text: IVL/1
  • Location: On inside of side of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: part of a rectangular white paper stick-on label with a blue border

  • Text: Bacchus/Dutch coloured/delft/Bought from/Mr Mosel at/Amsterdam/August 1902
  • Location: Applied to the inside of the back of the barrel
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2763-1928
Primary reference Number: 74038
Old object number: 1301
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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