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Sauce boat: C.130-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Bristol Porcelain Manufactory




Hard-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded and painted in red, brown, yellow, green and lilac enamels. The oval sauceboat has a pinched lip spout and simple scroll handle with beaded thumbpiece. It is painted on either sided with a flower spray surrounded by a moulded floral swag, above a band of moulded stiff leaves around the foot. The rim is edged with a brown line border.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Height: 3 1/4 in
Width: 15.7 cm
Width: 6 3/16 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA


18th Century, second half#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1772

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, brown, yellow, green and lilac) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: X
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: number six

  • Text: 6
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.130-1918
Primary reference Number: 131161
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 November 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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