Friday, February 28, 2014

The Home Beautiful: A Wedgwood "Punch" Punch-Bowl, 1878

The British Museum

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Look!  Look at this!

I've seen other Majolica Punch punch-bowls, but I've never seen this one before.

I love it.

I want one.

You see, this Punch punch-bowl of lead-glazed earthenware is supported by four feet which are modeled to look like Dog Toby!  Ha!  Meanwhile, the bowl itself is ornamented with four applied Punchinello heads, each decorated with colored glazes.

The interior of the bowl is painted lilac and the exterior is painted a deep blue with a rim of azure and graduated cream disks.

It was made by the Wedgwood Factory in 1878.

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