London, South Kensington
23 March 2000
A George Jones majolica 'Punch' bowl
the bowl formed as an orange half moulded with a continuous branch of fruiting holly, supported by a recumbent Mr Punch lying on his back, painted in coloured glazes, with pale-blue interior and mottled green and brown mound base, circa 1873 (several small chips, glaze crazing and hairline crack to bowl) -- 28.5cm. diam.
See colour plate 5
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Cf. Marilyn G. Karmason & Joan B. Stacke, Majolica A Complete History and Illustrated Survey (1989), p.102.
Nicholas M. Dawes, Majolica (1990), p.117, fig.205.
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