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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.