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Mr Punch: C.871-1984

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Mr Punch

Description

White earthenware figure, press-moulded in two parts with separately moulded head and hump, and lead glazed. Painted underglaze in cobalt blue and in black, green, orange, red and flesh-pink enamels, and gilt.

Mr Punch stands, holding a stick in his right hand and a cup in his left. He has a pronounced upward pointing hump on his back and a pointed nose and chin. The figure is well coloured. He wears a blue jacket edged in gilt, a ruff collar, a pointed orange hat, orange and green check trousers, and black shoes. His teeth, bared in a menacing grin, are outlined in red. The round base has a gilt line across the front and some radial moulding on the top. The base is open and glazed. The back is rounded, and the top half decorated.

Notes

History note: From the collection of the late R.G. Turner. Given by Mrs J.E.Campbell, 1984

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J.E.Campbell, from the collection of Col R.G.Campbell, 1984

Measurements and weight

Depth: 10.5 cm
Depth: 4.125 in
Height: 22.1 cm
Height: 8.75 in
Width: 7.1 cm
Width: 2.75 in

Relative size of this object

7.1 cm8.8 cm10.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Cameron, J.E., Mrs

Dating

Mid 19th century
Victoria I
Circa 1845 CE - Circa 1865 1865 CE

School or Style

Victorian

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( black, green, orange, red and flesh-pink) gold

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Underglaze cobalt-blue Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White earthenware, press-moulded in two parts with separately moulded head and hump, and lead glazed. Painted underglaze in cobalt blue and in black, green, orange, red and flesh-pink enamels, and gilt. The base is open and glazed. The back is rounded, and the top half decorated.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Small underglaze blue ‘V’ inside base

  • Text: 'V'
  • Location: Inside base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.871-1984
Primary reference Number: 76257
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Figure" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76257 Accessed: 2022-01-24 14:44:39

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