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Punch bowl: C.1676-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Liverpool pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted mainly in blue with touches of green, yellow and red, with a lady and gentleman dancing in a garden, flowering banches and borders

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted predominantly in blue, with touches of green, yellow, and red, and brownish-red. Circular with deep curved sides standing on a footring. Decorated inside with a circular medlalion containing a lady and gentleman dancing in a garden in front of a fence with a tree in the middle. Around the rim is a border of alternating panels of trellis diaper and stylized flowers. On the outside there are flowering branches and birds, and a similar upper border. The upper edge is brownish-red.


History note: Mr Jolley, Cambridge from whom bought on 30 August 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.8 cm
Height: 9.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, red, brownish-red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenare, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted mainly in blue with touches of green, yellow, red, and brownish-red

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1676-1928
Primary reference Number: 72431
Old object number: 2152
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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