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  • Place of origin:

    Lambeth (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1749 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 2

Physical description

Punch bowl of enamelled buff coloured tin glazed earthenware painted with enamels. The interior has flowering branches with leaves and a caterpillar in red, yellow, green and blue. One leaf has sgraffito decoration. The exterior has the arms of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights: gules a chevron between three wheels or, on a chief argent an axe fessewise proper the handle to the sinister with supporters on either side a horse rampant and the motto 'GOD GRANT UNITY'. Crest: on a wreath of the colours a dexter arm embowed, vested gules cuffed argent, holding in the hand proper a mallet or, repeated four times. All the decoration is in red, yellow, green and blue. The rim is brownish red. Floral decoration and inside is a blossoming plum tree.

Place of Origin

Lambeth (possibly, made)


1749 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted with enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'W / R H / 1749'
Underside of base; painted

Repeated four times on the arms


Height: 11.5 cm, Diameter: 30.5 cm

Object history note

Acquired by the Museum of Practical Geology before 1871. Transferred 1901.

Descriptive line

Delftware punch bowl of tin glazed earthenware painted with enamels with the arms of the Wheelwrights' Company, possibly Lambeth, 1749.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
M.P.G. 1871 and 1876, S.13. Lipski and Archer, No: 1121.


Tin glaze; Earthenware; Enamel


Painted; Scraped

Subjects depicted

Plum; Floral patterns; Coats of arms; Leaves; Horses (animals)


Delftware; Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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