Nottingham Salt-glazed Presentation Punch Bowl, England, the bowl with scraffito floral decoration and inscription and date "To Mr Richard/Tottic Merchant/In Leeds/1735" and "How Shall we Speak thy praise delicious Bowl/Thou cheary the heart and thou inspires the Soul/Not jove of Necter So divine can boast/Ambrosia is insiped to thy toast/Drink hear you Sons of wit and you will own/The puunch bowl is the only Helicon," ht. 6 1/2, dia. 13 3/4 in.
Color and surface good with only minor imperfections, some fruits to the rim, doesn't "ring" but no evidence of repair, or visible damage, some damage to underside of foot as shown.
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