London, South Kensington
10 November 2005
A WEDGWOOD MAJOLICA PUNCHBOWL
DATE CODE FOR 1877, IMPRESSED MARKS, PAINTED NUMERALS
Dark-blue ground, moulded to the exterior with four caricature busts of Punch wearing a blue and yellow jester's cap and white and black ruff, alternating with four seated hounds forming supports wearing plumed caps and ruffs issuing crossed feathered quills, below a shaped turquoise border moulded with circular yellow medallions, the interior enriched overall in pink (the bowl cracked and restored to the side, areas of restoration to moulded decoration)
14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) wide
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Cf. Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B.Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, (New York, 1989), p. 79.
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