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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:

    C.30-1982

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1805 (made)

Artist/maker

Herculaneum Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Grey stoneware with relief and painted decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'HERCULANEUM'
Impressed in capitals into base

Dimensions

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

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Relief; Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Landscapes; Putti; Figures; Lozenges

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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