Minton Silenus jug

Minton Silenus jug

£175.00

Minton Silenus jug

Minton Silenus jug
Minton Silenus jug
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Minton Silenus jug
A stunning and eye catching piece of stone wear in fabulous condition.

Circa: 1840-1845, origin U.K. dimensions approx 18cm.

A  very similar Silenus Jug is in the Victoria & Albert museum in  the London collection, and is on display in the British Galleries .The piece was given to the museum  by the Commisioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851.


Minton’s designed the ‘Silenus’ jug in about 1831 and it proved to be one of their most popular earlier designs, to such an extent that it was copied by Mason and by Doulton. It was first issued in light green, then dark green. This blue version is model number 235. Minton even issued the jug in an experimental pre-Parian version though this is quite rare.

Silenus was a god of Bacchus’ retinue. A merry, rotund old drunkard, he was nevertheless credited with wisdom and prophetic powers. He is usually shown leading Bacchus’ triumphal procession, on an ass and supported by satyrs which you can see in our photographs.

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