A Wedgwood creamware transfer-printed commemorative punch bowl, late 18th century
A Wedgwood creamware transfer-printed commemorative punch bowl
late 18th century
the interior printed with the 'The Death of General Wolfe', after Benjamin West, the side with a portrait of Lt. Gen. Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. above an inscribed banner and trophies and three vignettes of rural landscapes, impressed lower case mark
together with; after Benjamin West, The Death of General Wolfe, a line engraving by William Woollett, from 1776 (visible sheet 48 by 61.5cm.) and a small engraving of the same, with an over-typed and manuscript key of those depicted (17.5 by 23cm.), both framed and glazed
the bowl, 29.5 cm. diameter
The bowl in generally good order with two faint short hairline crack from the rim at 5 and 8 o'clock. A small glaze flake to rim and some minor wear and staining. The larger of the two prints that accompany the bowl is very decorative. The sheet is stained and there are signs of foxing. There is a small historic tear to each short side of the margin. There are some notable stains to the lower margin. The 'Hogarth' type frame with chips and separations to the frame at the mitred corners. This piece is in unrestored condition. The smaller print appears to be a leaf from a book (or a printed copy), and has been crudely over-typed with names and inked numbers. The impression with marks. Frame with losses to gilt decoration. Sheet with old marks and stains. Neither print has been inspected out of its frame.
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