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Title: 2000M13 Bacchanalian Vase
Description: 2000M13
Bacchanalian Vase, 1776-1778
Ormolu and white marble
Makers: Boulton & Fothergill

Boulton & Fothergill designed to hold essence or perfume. It was based on the antique Gaeta vase created by the Greek sculptor Salpion, now in the National Museum, Naples.
During the second half of the eighteenth century ornamental vases were very popular, in some cases sets of up to seven vases were produced to be placed together on a chimneypiece. Boulton was one of the first manufacturers to seize on the commercial opportunities created by the craze for the 'antique taste', or neo-classicism as we now refer to it, and especially for ornamental vases, which flourished in the 1760s.
Applied Arts
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Birmingham Museums Trust/Soho House
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0