Early Baroque Wine Fountain as Double Figure, probably Augsburg, 17th Century


SKU: 086-0230

Early Baroque wine fountain in the form of a life-size double figure. Front as Bacchus, back as Bacchante. Carved wood and coloured. Wine could flow continuously through three openings during a festival, while the iconographic design of the fountain refers to a bacchanal. Often fountains of this kind gave both red and white wine. Cf. Lit: Hildegard Wiewelhove: Tischbrunnen. Research on European Table Culture. Berlin 2002, p. 17.
Height: 155.0 cm | 61.02 in.
Width: 50.0 cm | 19.69 in.
Depth: 50.0 cm | 19.69 in.


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