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punch-bowl

Date: 1771-1772

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.

This work is currently on display:

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National Museum Cardiff, Level 4

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