An important and early large punch-bowl and cover, circa 1685
Lot 4
An important and early large punch-bowl and cover, circa 1685
Sold for £45,600 (US$ 57,563) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important and early large punch-bowl and cover, circa 1685
The rounded bowl and domed cover applied with a trailed band of cable, the base, foot and cover moulded with 'nipt-diamond-waies', set on a collar over a folded domed 'canopy' foot, the cover with elaborate openwork crown finial, 39.5cm high (cover broken and repaired) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from a Yorkshire family, circa 1840

    Literature:
    Hartshorne (1897), p.238, fig.173
    Bickerton (1971), fig.24
    Bickerton (1986), p.61, fig.44

    A similar example, in the Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, is illustrated by Robert Charleston, English Glass (1984), pl.29c. Another almost identical bowl and cover, is in the Corning Museum of Glass (see Journal of Glass Studies Vol.37 (1997), pp.102-103, acquired in 1994. On closer examination the Corning bowl appears never to have possessed a foot but in all other characteristics it strongly resembles the present lot, including the cross finial on the cover.

    The spiral 'flame' ornament within the crown finial of the present lot is very similar to that found on the single cover bearing applied seals, lot ? in this catalogue.

    A bowl of the same style but lacking the cable ornament and cover was sold at Christie's, 18 May 1999, lot 289. A further example with the cable banding and a quatrefoil knop is illustrated by Joseph Bles, Rare English Glasses of the 17th & 18th Centuries (1924), p.191, pl.65 and W.A. Thorpe, A History of English and Irish Glass (1929), pl.LXXVI, no.2.
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