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Bacchus: EC.35.6-1943

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Titles

Bacchus

Maker(s)

Wood, Enoch (Factory)

Description

Pale cream earthenware covered with lead-glaze tinted slightly blue

Pale cream earthenware, press-moulded, and covered with lead-glaze tinted slightly blue. The figure is supported on a shallow straight-sided square base with a low treestump at the back. The underside has a deep concave centre with a ventilation hole below the figure. Bacchus stands with his left leg forward and right relaxed behind him; his head and both arms are missing, the right from the shoulder, and the left from below the elbow. He wears a long tunic which is split to reveal the lower part of his left leg, and has a drape falling from the right shoulder at the back and draped across his body at the front.

Notes

History note: Found with other figures and fragments beneath the pavement on the south side of Burslem old Town Hall (oposite the Leopard Inn) during Mr Bemrose's excavation in April 1938; exchanged with other fragments for a copy of Rackham's Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection, 1935.

Legal notes

Given by Stoke-on-Trent Museum in exchange for a copy of the Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Exchanged (1943) by The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Dating

1820s
George IV
Circa 1820 CE - 1830 1830 CE

Note

For the appearance of the head, see EC.35.7-1943 from the same excavation

School or Style

Neoclassical

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Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Pale cream earthenware, press-moulded, and covered with lead-glaze tinted slightly blue. The underside has a deep concave centre with a ventilation hole below the figure
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.35.6-1943
Primary reference Number: 76957
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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