National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mr Keith M. Deutsher, Founder Benefactor, 1993
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18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
Barrel shaped vessel with swan-neck handles terminating in spreading wings, decorated with a band of male and female figures in the antique manner.
This barrel-shaped wine cooler is decorated with a frieze of male and female banqueters reclining in the ancient manner of a symposium or drinking party. The figures are set in a central band between areas of dice pattern with cane yellow quatrefoils in the white squares. The ‘Banqueters’ design was prepared for Wedgwood by Guiseppe Angelini in Rome in 1789. It was modelled after the Sarcophagus of the Muses, formerly in the Albani collection and the Capitoline Museum, now in the Louvre, Paris.