This large punch pot is decorated with Chinese pagodas amongst trees in a rocky riverscape.
The skilful potting, the quality of the glaze and the painstaking decoration are exceptional with few parallels in English delftware. We had considered the possibility of it being Irish, but this seems unlikely in view of its relatively late date. Some similarities with Liverpool tin-glazed stoneware and creamware point to a centre such as Liverpool.
Handle nearly broken off and restuck
Professor Sir Frederick Warner, Woolley and Wallis, 17 September 2019, lot 41
Sotheby’s, 15 December, 1965
Cecil Baring, Lord Revelstoke, Puttick and Simpson, November 20-23, 1934 (paper label: Cecil Baring 714)