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.

Date:

1755/65

Artist:

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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European Decorative Art

Title

Punch Pot

Origin

Staffordshire

Date

1755–1765

Medium

Salt-glazed stoneware, polychrome enamels

Dimensions

20.3 x 31.8 cm (8 x 12 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Netcher II

Reference Number

1935.179a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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