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Wine cistern

1700-1725
Origin: England
OH: 9 1/2"; OL: 26"; OW: 19 1/2"
Japanned sheet copper lined with tin, with gilt decoration ("Pontypool")
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2005-10
Wine cistern of oval bulging form, with two carrying-handles. Tortoiseshell ground with gilt decoration of flowers, geometirc designs, and chinoiserie scenes. Inside of cistern unvarnished and undecorated.
Mark(s):Mark IP within a heart stamped on underside.