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Media: silver gilt
Size: h(cm) : 27 x diam(cm) : 41 x h(in) : 10 5/8
Acquired: 1967; Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund
Accession Number: NMW A 50455
This punch bowl was the first and most important piece of silver that Robert Adam designed for Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn. It was commissioned to celebrate the success of Sir Watkin's horse Fop at the Chester Races. Described as 'a Superbe punch Bowl very highly finish’d in an Antique Taste’ it cost £185 – the equivalent of a good professional salary today.