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Punch bowl: C.19-1995

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Maker(s)

Uncertain Unknown (Maker)
Perhaps Unknown (Painter)

Description

Creamware punch bowl painted in black enamel with a pseudo coat-of-arms for John Wilkes, and floral motifs.

Punch bowl. Cream-coloured earthenware with yellowish lead-glaze, painted in black enamel. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a high footring. The exterior of the rim is decorated with one row of rouletted beading. The front is decorated with a pseudo coat-of-arms incorporating the words 'Habeas Corpus' and 'Mag./Char', supported by a cat and a cock and surmounted by a helmet and cap. Below is the motto 'PRO REGE LEGE ET GREGE'. Above there are two small panels of diaper work and two panels enclosing inscriptions: 'Arms granted to JOHN WILKES Esq./the assertor of British Freedom' and 'At the united request of the people of England/By Liberty King at Arms'. Round the rim is a narrow formal border of dots, scallops and a line and dot. On the back is a large floral motif of roses, tulips and daisies, and on each side is a small spray, one of a rose, the other indeterminate. Inside, in the centre is a rose spray with six tendrils, and round the rim, a band with scallops and a line and dot below it.

Notes

History note: Belonged to Mrs Goldby

Legal notes

Given by Professor and Mrs Frank Goldby

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1995) by Goldby, Frank, Professor and Mrs

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1763 CE - 1770 CE

Note

Attribution uncertain, probably Staffordshire or Yorkshire, perhaps painted at Leeds

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black) Foot Diameter 14.5 cm
Rim Diameter 30.5 cm

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Cream-coloured earthenware with yellowish lead-glaze, painted in black enamel.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Habeas Corpus PRO REGE LEGE ET GREGE
  • Location: On coat-of-arms
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Mag./Char
  • Location: On coat-of-arms
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Arms granted to JOHN WILKES Esq./the assertor of British Freedom
  • Location: In a panel on the front
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: At the united request of the people of England/By Liberty King at Arms
  • Location: In a panel on the front
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-1995
Primary reference Number: 72872
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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