Friday, October 18, 2013

The Home Beautiful: A Hand-Painted Wedgwood Dish Featuring Mr. Punch

Wedgwood Dish
Painted by Vivian Cooke
Nineteenth Century
All images from The Victoria & Albert Museum

"Mr. Punch," states this cream-glazed Wedgwood pottery dish.  Heralding from Staffordshire, it's been painted in red overglaze with an image of our Punchinello, as he was when performed by Professor Piccini.  He's framed within a handsome scalloped border.

The reverse of the dish  is stamped with the mark: "Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston" and painted by the artist: "DECORATED BY VIVIAN COOKE."

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