A fantastic faience barrel straddled by the figure of a bacchanalian putto. Faience is the conventional name in English for fine tin-glazed pottery although in English 19th-century usage “faience” was often used to describe “any earthenware with relief modelling decorated with coloured glazes”..
This fine example finds the putto wreathed in vines gorging on a bunch of grapes with the usual faience colouration to the barrel and figure. This piece was reputedly commissioned for a national wine merchant.
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Width - 27 cm
Length - 27 cm
Age - 19th Century
Material - Pottery
Origin - English