Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Portraits

Date: 1782


  • Diameter: 8.70 in (22.10 cm)
  • Height: 3.78 in (9.60 cm)

Maker: Unknown


Creamware punchbowl, probably made in Staffordshire and decorated in Liverpool. Printed in black with Admiral Rodney (1718-92), whose victory over the French fleet at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782 secured British control of much of the West Indies. The French were in alliance with the American revolutionaries. The Liverpool engraver depicted Washington framed in exactly the same style as his enemy Rodney (see another punchbowl on this site). The Liverpool decorators printed punchbowls for both sides in the Revolutionary War, so that each could drink to the health of their hero. The style in which Rodney is framed was developed by Thomas Billinge in Liverpool around 1760 and was by this time old-fashioned.