Doulton & Watts Mr & Mrs Caudle Salt Glazed Gin Flask

Doulton & Watts Mr & Mrs Caudle Salt Glazed Gin Flask

Code: DA23310

Dimensions:

W: 9.5cm (3.7")H: 16.5cm (6.5")D: 5.5cm (2.2")

£495.00 Approx $627.38, €579.63

A fine and good sized Doulton & Watts salt glazed molded Mr & Mrs Caudle stoneware gin flask dating from around 1850. The flask is molded in relief to both sides and portrays a titled scene of Mrs Caudle lying awake with an incised banner below reading ‘No! Mr Caudle I shall not go to sleep like a good soul. See Punch.’

The ‘Punch’ reference relates to the fact that Mrs Caudle first appeared in Punch Magazine in 1845 and was portrayed as the archetypal nagging wife.

The flask has molded hanging curtains gathered and tied around the top in a bow with a cord and is decorated in relief to the opposite side with a lady wearing a long dress and bonnet and carrying an umbrella. She is titled Miss Prettyman. The flask is decorated in tones of brown and a natural salt glazed finish and has impressed makers marks to the base.

Provenance: UK Art Market.

In good original condition.