Punch Bowl

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Aesthetic Movement, c. 1885
Burslem, Staffordshire; Doulton & Co., Ltd.

The somber shades of this large English pottery punch bowl reflect the new late 19th century aesthetic. Margaretta Ridgely continued to entertain numerous visiting family members and friends at Hampton during this period, thus the substantial size of this bowl would have been welcome. The bowl was later used at the Park Avenue home of her eldest and longest surviving daughter Eliza (1858-1954).

Earthenware. H 28, Dia 47 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 10279