Angelo Minghetti started his own workshop in Bologna in 1849, where he set about trying to recapture the art of 15th and 16th century Italian majolica, especially the Urbino ware.
The front of the vase represents the Triumph of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. On the way back from his successful journey to India, Bacchus, with his usual company of Maenads, Satyrs and Silenus, came to the island of Naxos, where he discovered Ariadne and married her.

Abandoned by Theseus on the island of Naxos, Ariadne is discovered by the wine-god Bacchus, who falls in love with her and marries her. The winged figure in the foreground is Hymen, god of marriage. 

39 cm high x 35 cm wide

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Angelo Minghetti (1822–1885) was an Italian ceramist and painter of maiolica pieces.

He was a resident of Bologna, where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. he moved to Ancona, and where, while working for the Papal Army, was accused of pilfering supplies. By 1843, he was acquitted and returned to Bologna. There, he established a factory for the production of maiolica. He works were often sculptural, painted, including figures and busts. The factory was continued by his sons Gennaro and Arturo. In 1908, Gennaro's son, Aurelio gave the company the name of "Ceramiche Artistiche Angelo Minghetti & Figli", which finally closed in 1967. Angelo displayed his work at various national exhibitions including 1880 in Turin, and 1883 in Rome.

An Italian tenor active in the 1930s has the same name as he was his grandson.


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