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Title: The Bacchic Vases
Item Name: Sculpture
Maker: William Collins (1721-93)


This item is in the Burton Constable Hall collections and is included on this database by kind permission of the Burton Constable Foundation. The four vases depict: the infant Bacchus seated on a lion that he has tamed with Music, Cupid lighting the torch of Hymen, Cupid in a state of Intoxication conducted by the infant Bacchus and the infant Bacchus contending with Hymen for the Palm. Some, if not all, of the compositions are taken from Antique gems. The vases, together with the medallions, were dispatched in packing cases from Collins’ workshop on the 20th April 1769. Located in the Dining Room.

Year: 1769
Materials: plaster
ID_Number: CHS 15