Bacchus sends his regards

A nice bit of decorative silversmithing on display at the de Young museum in San Francisco, California.

Bacchus sends his regards

The above figure of Bacchus is a little detail at the base of the handle on this silver tankard (ca. 1760 – 1770) by Paul Revere II.


From the placard:

Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, is depicted in grotesque style on the handle of this tankard, referencing its use for alcoholic beverages.