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Punch Bowl

circa 1730-1740

(, - present)

Punch became a popular drink among 18th-century Britain’s middle and upper classes. A popular recipe
included brandy, claret (a type of red wine), grated nutmeg, sugar, and lemon juice. It was served in a
bowl with toasted bread floating on top. A variation substituted the claret with milk.

Place object was created: London, England, possibly

earthenware, tin glaze

Measurements:    height: 12 inches    width: 6.25 inches

Gift of the Family of Carmen Day Woods 1996.38

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH