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Punch Pot

A work made of salt-glazed stoneware, polychrome enamels.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of salt-glazed stoneware, polychrome enamels.




England, Staffordshire

About this artwork

Considerably larger than a teapot, this vessel was probably used for punch, a hot drink made with red wine and spices that was a popular beverage in 18th-century England. The naturalism of the handle and spout, modeled in the form of crabapple branches, contrasts with the imaginative freedom of the colorful painted figures. The unknown artist took these vignettes from a series of prints engraved after the work of the French artist François Boucher (1703–1770).


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Applied Arts of Europe


Punch Pot


Staffordshire (Object made in)

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Salt-glazed stoneware, polychrome enamels


19.7 × 31 × 20.1 cm (7 3/4 × 12 3/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

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Gift of Mrs. Charles Netcher II

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