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).
Currently Off View
- European Decorative Art
- Punch Pot
- Salt-glazed stoneware, polychrome enamels
- 20.3 x 31.8 cm (8 x 12 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Charles Netcher II