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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1230.B
People
Wedgwood, British (founded 1759 )
Designed by John Flaxman, Sr., British (Buckingham, England 1726 - 1795 London, England)
Title
"Sacred to Bacchus" Wine Ewer with a Satyr Handle
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Wine Ewer with Satyr
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
after 1780
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Etruria
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black basaltes
Technique
Basaltes ware
Dimensions
40.8 x 20 x 16.9 cm (16 1/16 x 7 7/8 x 6 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: bottom of base, incised: 236 [=Wedgwood catalogue number]
  • manufacturer's mark: bottom of base, impressed: WEDGWOOD
  • inscription: bottom of base, impressed: [V or upper half of X?]
  • label: bottom, black ink on paper, handwritten: 28 [or 218?]
Provenance
[Frederick Rathbone, London, England], sold; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, NY, 1914, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1914.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1230.B
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Satyr with goat at mouth of ewer; grapevine garlands around body of vessel. Three-leaf garland around center of body. Fluting around lower half of body; square plinth with relief design of vines.
Publication History

Jean Gorely, "The Winthrop Collection", Old Wedgwood, Wellesley Press, Inc. (Wellesley, MA, 1943), no. 10, pp. 132-139, p. 137

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 83, p. 34

Exhibition History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1944 - 09/03/1944

Sublimations: Art and Sensuality in the 19th Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/13/1996 - 07/21/2002

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

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