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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Punch Bowl

ca. 1765-1770 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Punch bowl of soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, inside with a full-rigged ship flanked by two others, inscribed at top and bottom in foliate scrolled framing 'Success to the Frances' and 'Captain Osborn from Colchester'; outside, two Chinoiserie landscapes with figures in scrolled panels, with single European figures of a man and woman between them.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue
Brief description
Punch bowl, made for Capt. Osborn of the ship "Frances", soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, Lowestoft porcelain factory, England, ca. 1765-1770.
Physical description
Punch bowl of soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, inside with a full-rigged ship flanked by two others, inscribed at top and bottom in foliate scrolled framing 'Success to the Frances' and 'Captain Osborn from Colchester'; outside, two Chinoiserie landscapes with figures in scrolled panels, with single European figures of a man and woman between them.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.5cm
  • Diameter: 22.2cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'Success to the Frances' (Inscribed at top)
  • 'Captain Osborn from Colchester' (Inscribed at bottom)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot
Object history
London, Sotheby's, 03/06/1926.

Made for Capt. Osborn of the ship "Frances".
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.72-1938

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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