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Date: 1760-1762 ca

Media: soft-paste porcelain, enamel, gilding

Size: h(cm) : 20.2 x diam(cm) : 19.4 x w(cm) : 28.1,h(cm

Acquired: 1918; Gift; W. S. de Winton

Accession Number: NMW A 34668

Collection: Wilfred de Winton Collection

Punch began to be drunk in Britain from the 1650s and was usually served from large bowls using a ladle. Around the 1750s it began to be served from ceramic punch-pots. These are very similar to teapots but much larger. It has been suggested that placing punch in this familiar type of vessel removed the threat of bad behaviour often associated with the drink.

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