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Punch Bowl

A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding.


c. 1765


Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory
London, England, c. 1745-1784

About this artwork

Magnificent in scale and lavish in decoration, this punch bowl represents the English response to the High Rococo style of French porcelain at Sèvres. With a dense, dark blue ground color and lavish, applied gold frames surrounding the three bird-filled cartouches, it was intended to compete with French imports of the highest quality.


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Applied Arts of Europe


Chelsea Porcelain Factory


Punch Bowl


Chelsea (Object made in)

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Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding


17.5 × 38.8 cm (6 7/8 × 15 1/4 in.)

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Florence L. Notter Endowment

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