Bacchanalian Boys Plate
Wedgwood Black on Cane Jasperware
A Wedgwood cane jasperware plate with black lines and detailed applique featuring a young Bacchus holding his thyrsus (fennel staff) whilst being held aloft.
Bacchus, the son of Jupiter, was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility. He carried a pinecone-topped fennel staff, and was often followed by Satyrs (goat-footed mythical creatures) and Maenads (mad and demented women).
The display plate measures approximately 6 1/2 inches in diameter and is stamped on the back 'Wedgwood Made in England'.
The plate has been previously owned and is first quality, in excellent condition.