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The Jacobite Rebellion

Porcelain punchbowl

Description:

This porcelain punchbowl was made in Canton, China for export to Europe in the early 1700s.  The decoration shows a popular theme of English propaganda circulated during the 1745 Rebellion.

 

The cartoon depicts a Highlander in an unfavourable predicament.  It is thought to cruelly mock the third Earl of Bute, a Scotsman who eventually became Prime Minister.  The verse on the other side reads:

 

'Sauney's Mistake'

When first to the South Sly Sauney came forth

He was shewn to a place quite unknown in the North

That he is mistaken you soon will explore

Yet he scratches and s---s as no man did before

Materials/Media:
porcelain
Dimensions:
diameter 290mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2000.6
Digital Number:
DMDM105a-c
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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