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Food and drink

Paintings and decorative art from the Walker Art Gallery's collections inspired by food and drink. Not all of these items are currently on display.

'Chirpy Wren' mug from our online shop. Available for £8.50. www.liverpoolmuse...

Glass, enamel and gilded metal tea caddy, 1830-1850. www.liverpoolmuse...

'Still life: Autumn fashion', Patrick Caulfield, 1978. We think this bold and colourful work by Patrick Caulfield can be termed 'pop art'. www.liverpoolmuse...

'La Cupola' espresso coffee-maker featuring a Post-modern design. A cupola is the name given to a domed roof, often used in churches and cathedrals. www.liverpoolmuse...

Earthenware jug partially covered in a lead glaze, about 1300-1400. www.liverpoolmuse...

'One of the Family', Frederick Cotman, 1880. A farmer returns home for his meal as a horse leans through the doorway to be fed by his wife. www.liverpoolmuse...

An ornately decorated porcelain teapot that is typical of the Rococo Revival of the 1830s-1840s. www.liverpoolmuse...

Teapot, milk jug, sugar basin, sugar tongs, ladle and four small dishes, silver-gilt, made by William Smith of Liverpool. 1870-71. www.liverpoolmuse...

'Isabella', John Everett Millais, 1848-49. 'Isabella' was one of the first paintings made in the new Pre-Raphaelite style. www.liverpoolmuse...

Designed by Carola Van Dyke, four of Carola's appliqué textile animals are used on ceramics such as these side plates. Plate set available from our shop for £20. www.liverpoolmuse...

A crazy cauliflower-shaped dish that was probably used for dessert! 1752-56. www.liverpoolmuse...

Toast rack made of electroplated silver, designed by Christopher Dresser about 1880. www.liverpoolmuse...

'Friday', Walter Dendy Sadler, 1882. Here Sadler shows Dominican monks entertaining two Franciscans with a meal. www.liverpoolmuse...