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Commemorative Punchbowl

Date: 1783 or 1789
Overall: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Medium: Pearlware (white earthenware with tranluscent glaze containing a small amount of cobalt) with underglaze blue transfer prints and inscriptions
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Johnston in honour of the achievements of Meredith Chilton
Object number: G17.18.1
DescriptionA medium sized punchbowl made of pearlware with underglaze blue decoration. The punchbowl is circular with a raised footed stand. It is decorated with an underglaze blue transfer print of a Chinoiserie landscape with pagodas on the exterior, a weide transfer printed decorative border on the inside rim, and the hand painted underglaze blue inscription "Success to Wm. Pitt; & God Save the KING" inside a decorative hand painted cartouche inside the bowl.