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Wine cooler and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Hanley (made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Charles Meigh & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Caneware, moulded in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2780&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wine cooler and cover of cane-coloured stoneware. The body is nearly cylindrical. Moulded in relief with figures of Bacchanalian revellers on either side. The two handles are both formed of two vine-stems supported by a kneeling boy. The rim and foot are formed of twisted vine-stems, and below the rim is a row of satyrs' masks. The cover is surmounted by figures of two boys kneeling back to back with arms interlocked.

Place of Origin

Hanley (made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Charles Meigh & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Caneware, moulded in relief

Dimensions

Height: 49.2 cm, Width: 31.4 cm

Object history note

Obtained from the Great Exhibition of 1851. Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street.

Descriptive line

Wine cooler and cover of cane-coloured stoneware, moulded in relief, Charles Meigh & Co., English (Old Hall, Hanley), mid 19th century

Production Note

English (Old Hall, Hanley)

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Moulded

Subjects depicted

Vine scrolls; Satyrs; Boys

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware; Great Exhibition

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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