You are here:  >   >   > 

Art Collections Online

punch-pot

punch-pot

Date: 1760-1762 ca

Media: soft-paste porcelain, enamel, gilding

Size: h(cm) : 20.2 x diam(cm) : 19.4 x w(cm) : 28.1,h(cm

Acquired: 1918; Gift; W.S. de Winton

Accession Number: NMW A 34668

Collection: Wilfred de Winton Collection

Punch began to be drunk in Britain from the 1650s and was usually served from large bowls using a ladle. Around the 1750s it began to be served from ceramic punch-pots. These are very similar to teapots but much larger. It has been suggested that placing punch in this familiar type of vessel removed the threat of bad behaviour often associated with the drink.

This work is currently on display.

Leave a comment


Browse artists

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All Other

Browse makers and designers

Browse by letter:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All