A rare mid-18th century, English, delftware punch bowl inscribed ‘ My wife drinks tea & I will have punch’

September 18, 2019 2:40 pm Published by

The inside centre decorated with the inscription “My wife drinks tea & I will have punch”, and the rim with six double-scrolls and dashes interposed. The edge brown. The outside decorated with a double-trellis border above nine repeats of a stylised-mimosa pattern and flying insects with a double circle border below. Bearing the label “Gautier Collection no 245”. Decorated in blue on a whitish glaze. In original condition. Probably London, third quarter of the 18th century.

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