Salt-glazed stoneware punch pot portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
- Object Number: 2883
- Simple Name: pot
- Full Name: punch pot
- Production Place: Stoke-on-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Creation, production or manufacture details: thrown
- Production Period:
- Summary: Salt-glazed stoneware punch pot portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Decorated with overglaze painted decoration of Jacobite motifs and the portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Probably produced in N Staffs, but pieces were painted elsewhere.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Credit: Thomas Twyford Bequest
- Additional Notes: During the Jacobite uprising of 1745, Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788) and his army marched through North Staffordshire on their way towards Ashbourne, Derbyshire The core of the forces passed to the north of the Potteries, marching through Leek. However, some outriders did move through the Potteries, caused a considerable amount of panic. The uprising was defeated at the Battle of Culloden, less than a year after it began. Staffordshire had been associated with Jacobite riots in the early 18th century but little support seems have been present by 1755. Although made in Staffordshire the quality of the painting suggests that it was decorated elsewhere. Objects like this were a way for Jacobite sympathisers to show their support for the cause in the privacy of their own homes. Openly expressing Jacobite support could be seen as treasonous and lead to severe punishment.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery