– When viewing or using’enlarge or zoom in’ on photos please ignore the blackening pixelation lighting effect as I guarantee none is actually present. I can’t take photos again as this item is very safe & securely packaged ready to go. A STUNNING’MINTON’ #19 – 1822 TO 1836 ANTIQUE BACCHUS & SILENUS with CENTAURS DARK GREEN MAJOLICA VERY LARGE WINE JUG / PITCHER. THE DETAIL AND DEFINITION IN THIS SCULPTED WITH HIGH RELIEF WINE JUG / PITCHER IS SUPERB. ONE SIDE HAS A YOUNG MAN SUPPORTED ON EACH SIDE BY TWO YOUNG CENTAURS AS HE IS ASTRIDE A JACKASS. THE OPPOSITE SIDE HAS AN OLDER MAN BEING SUPPORTED ON HIS LEFT AND RIGHT BY TWO OLDER CENTAURS. THE BACKGROUND HAS GRAPES, VINES AND LEAVES WITH A WONDERFUL WAVY RIM AND TWISTED VINE BRANCH HANDLE. Was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility and. Was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus. This rare, imposing and solid sturdy piece was made by’Minton’ at Stoke, Staffordshire Potteries, England. It has about 190 years of antiquity with the authentic base markings of 19 and an M within a. There is also the 12 impressed marking, all of which can be seen clearly in photo No. 5 – photo No. 6 show these same markings in image 7, page taken from the’Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks, by Geoffrey A Godden. This is the earliest and most sought after version of this very collectable piece. It is a large wine jug with a height of 8″(20.4cm) & 7.25″(18.5cm) from spout tip to handle, and an approx base diameter of 4.75(12cm). Totally functional to impress your guests if you wish to, or of course as a real eye catching talking piece when on display. Totally dark green in colour on the internal & external, is in amazing excellent condition and presents hardly used if at all. There is no crazing, cracks or chips internally or externally. Very minor blemishes include small spots paint loss see pic. 8 near to base. Small spot paint loss top rim see pic. The foot toes on the young man on the jackass has had small paint touch up see pic. These very minor blemishes can easily be touched up (when colour matched) as there is no actual damage and the item is not glazed. This item has an. Invisible security coded marking on its base which. Does not devalue item in any way. This is done to prevent any possible fraudulent. PLEASE IGNORE ANY LIGHT SPOTS OR REFLECTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHS AS ANY IMPERFECTION WILL HAVE BEEN MENTIONED ABOVE. I DO NOT USE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM OTHER SELLERS OR WEBSITES ETC. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE OF THE EXACT ITEMS YOU WILL RECEIVE. HAVE NO WORRIES ABOUT PACKAGING OF ANY ITEMS AS I DO IT EXTREMELY WELL FOR TRANSIT. I WILL ALWAYS FIND MOST ECONOMICAL WAY TO SEND PACKAGES FULLY TRACKED & INSURED. NO TIME WASTERS PLEASE!! CONSCIENTIOUS, TRUTHFUL AND HONEST. I will then do the same for you without fail. MESSAGE ME ON ANYTHING YOUR NOT SURE ABOUT. I WILL ALWAYS TRY TO BE AS HELPFUL AS POSSIBLE. JUST SEND ME A MESSAGE. The item “ANTIQUE MINTON No-19 BACCHUS & SILENUS DARK GREEN WINE JUG. EARLY 1800’s. V. RARE” is in sale since Sunday, May 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Minton”. The seller is “davidolad50″ and is located in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.