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Punch bowl

Punch bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1805 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herculaneum Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Grey stoneware with relief and painted decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Mary Boast

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 7

Physical description

Punch bowl with a circular footring and the sides are nipped in just above the base to form a foot. The sides then slant outwards towards a very wide circular mouth. The bowl is in grey stoneware and the interior has a shiny, lead glaze. The exterior of the bowl is in unglazed, grey stoneware with moulded and applied relief decoration of a band of leaves just above the foot. Above the leaves is a frieze consisting of a group of topers, an inn scene with huntsmen, a group of Neo-Classical putti and a goat. The well of the bowl is painted in enamel colours with two landscape scenes, one above the other. The lower is of a river scene and the upper of a house and tree with a ruin in the background, all under a clear glaze. The sides of the interior are painted with a band of gold arches and dots, above which is a band of diamonds containing gold flower shapes. The diamonds are outlined in brown on-glaze enamel and black. The rim of the bowl is outlined in gold.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1805 (made)


Herculaneum Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Grey stoneware with relief and painted decoration

Marks and inscriptions

Impressed in capitals into base


Height: 20.1 cm, Diameter: 44.2 cm

Descriptive line

Punch bowl, grey stoneware with relief and painted decoration, Herculaneum Factory, Liverpool, England, ca. 1805




Relief; Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Landscapes; Putti; Figures; Lozenges


Ceramics; Stoneware


Ceramics Collection

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