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Antique Redware Pitcher With Images of Silenus

Antique redware pitcher with images of Silenus in youth & old age.


Antique English Redware pitcher that dates to the early 1800s. This rare pitcher is heavily decorated with scenes depicting the life of Silenus. In Greek mythology, Silenus was a pessimist, a notorious drinker of wine, was quite often drunk and had to be supported by satyrs or carried on a donkey. According to Wikipedia, Silenus was described as the oldest, wisest and most drunken of the followers of the wine-god Dionysus.
This lovely redware pitcher depicts Silenus in youth and old age. It is very detailed with the figures in high relief. It measures approx. 9 1/2" tall and 8 1/2" across from handle edge to spout. The exterior of the pitcher is unglazed and the interior is glazed. These pitcher photographed a little brighter red than the actual color. The true color is a little more mellow.


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