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Punch bowl: C.1710-1928

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Wincanton Pottery (Production)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in greyish-blue on the exterior with stylized plants in panels, and on the inside with three branches and the name and date 'Wincanton'1738'.

Buff earthenware with greyish tin-glaze, painted in blue. Circular with deep curved sides standing on a high footring. The inside is inscribed in the centre with the place name and date 'Wincanton/1738' within two narrow concentric circles. The sides are decorated with three sprays of flowers and there is a narrow band below the rim. The outside is decorated with two tiers of panels each containing a symmetrical stylized plant with a flower.


History note: H. Blake, a dealer in Wincanton; Major General AstleyTerry, London. Mr Miller, printer and antique dealer of Wincanton; sold through Miss James' antique shop in Lansdown Road, Bournemouth in 1921.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm
Height: 11.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Wincanton ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: dated AD 1738

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

greyish-white Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed and painted in greyish-blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wincanton/1738
  • Location: At bottom of inside of bowl
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1710-1928
Primary reference Number: 72485
Old object number: 4067
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 September 2021 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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