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PAIR OF FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER LARGE (PUNCH) BOWLS
Rock Strata (Sampan Island) Pattern, England, c1770-80
Painted in underglaze blue with the “Rock Strata” pattern, depicting a
riverscape and pagodas on an island, the ground of which is
shown in cross-section revealing the layers of strata in the rock, with a
moored sampan to one side; the interiors with a central plant
with sprigs and rim diapering; open crescent marks verso; one of the few
Worcester underglaze blue patterns copied exactly
from a Chinese porcelain original, and sometimes referred to as “Island
Condition : Excellent for both, with only a minor surface firing flaw close
to the rim on one;
each rim slightly out of level (not unusual for early soft paste ceramics)
8-5/8” Diameter x 3-1/2” High
was a very popular drink in early 18th century Great Britain, prior to the
popularity of wine.
"punch "is said to have derived from the Hindu word "panch", for five.
the mid 17th century, and consisted of five ingredients
- basically being sweet, sour, bitter, weak, and alcoholic
were several recipes - some involving tea or milk. The most usual
water, sugar, limes, lemons or oranges, spices and spirits. It could
be served warmed or chilled.
Pictured below is one of the above
punch bowls with silver strainer, punch ladle and light baluster glass
into which the punch would be poured.
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Pair of First Period Worcester Large Bowls, Rock Strata (Sampan Island) Pattern, England, c1770-80
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