Holiday Traditions, Chas. Drawing Room, 'Wilkes Bowl', decorated in colors and gold a pair of medallions on each side, each forming a satyrical coat of arms, Cat Card Dims H.4-1/4 x Dia. 10 in.

“Arms of Liberty” punch bowl, c. 1770

Unknown artist, expand_more

Porcelainexpand_more

The William Hood Dunwoody Fundexpand_more  14.27

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This punch bowl's pseudo-armorial was satirically drawn to poke fun at English political figures of the late 1760s for their opposition to John Wilkes (1727-97). A proponent of civil liberties and American independence, Wilkes was elected several times to the House of Commons, but repeatedly expelled for attacking King George III and his loyalists. Acquired in 1914, this bowl was the first Chinese Export porcelain object to enter the Institute's permanent collection.

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“Arms of Liberty” punch bowl
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Artist
Accession Number
14.27
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Holiday Traditions, Chas. Drawing Room, 'Wilkes Bowl', decorated in colors and gold a pair of medallions on each side, each forming a satyrical coat of arms, Cat Card Dims H.4-1/4 x Dia. 10 in.