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Punch bowl

Description

Punch bowl of porcelain, painted on exterior in overglaze famille rose enamels with a grimacing Scotsman seated in a latrine with his legs thrust down two holes in the board and his sword beside him, based on an anti-Jacobite print by Robert Dighton, 'Sauney's Mistake', made for export: China, 1783-1785

Museum reference

A.1992.166

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Punch bowl

Production information

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China, East Asia

Date

1783 - 1785

Materials

Porcelain

Physical description

Porcelain

Associations

Depicted: Sawney Beane
Rebellion: Jacobite Rebellion
Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Wild and Majestic Romantic Visions of Scotland (28 Jun 2019 - 10 Nov 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites (23 Jun 2017 - 12 Nov 2017)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

For a similar piece in the British Museum (Franks.744.+), see Lu Zhangshen, ed., Passion for Porcelain: Masterpieces of Ceramics from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum (Book Series for the National Museum of China International Exchange, 2012), no. 33. Another example exists in the Espirito Santo collection, Lisbon, Portugal (Beurdeley, 1962, no. 70) and the bowl is known with a different rim border (Bonhams London, 8th December 1993, lot 72).

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