"Sacred to Bacchus" wine ewer

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons British
Modeler John Flaxman British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

Known as the "Sacred to Bacchus" wine ewer, this piece was designed by John Flaxman, a sculptor who provided important models for the Wedgwood factory. This ornamental ewer forms a with the "Sacred to Neptune" water ewer, and was produced in a number of different clay bodies, including blue and white jasper.

"Sacred to Bacchus" wine ewer, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (British, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1759–present), Blue and white jasperware, British, Etruria, Staffordshire

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