Specialists in antique fireplaces & fine antiques since 1969

Decorative Items | None | Other | Stock No: 15551

19th Century Maiolica Hand Painted Vase


Stock No.15551

A very large 19th century twin handled maiolica vase in the form of a wine krater. The exquisite hand painted decoration includes two central cartouches, one depicting Bacchus and Ariadne reclining within an allegorical scene. Bacchus loosely hold his thyrsus, a wand of giant fennel whilst Ariadne embraces him.

On the verso is a depiction of a Bacchic procession, Bacchus holds grapes aloft whilst he rides in a chariot drawn by a lion and a goat, as maenads dance around in ecstasy. These scenes are framed by winged grotesque handles and the entirety of these vase is decorated profusely, including the socle, where a putto is depicted inscribing a tablet.

Italian, probably Florentine, c.1890, possibly Cantagalli workshop. .

View our collection of: decorative antiques and furnishings

4800
£

Listed Price: £4,800 (+VAT where applicable)

Width Height
22 38"
57 cms
17 14"
44 cms

You can contact us by email, phone or just by completing the enquiry form below:

Items marked with an '*' are required.

keyboard_arrow_up close add remove navigate_before navigate_next