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Sauce boat: C.5-1918

Object information


Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, painted onglaze with leaves, flowers and insects in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, with moulded decoration, and painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown enamels. The sides of the oval sauceboat are moulded with five overlapping cos lettuce leaves; the curled-over crabstock handle has leaf and fruit terminals; the oval base is supported on a flat unglazed footring. The sides are sparsely painted with leaves, flowers and insects outlined in black; the rim has a brown line border; the crabstock handle, leaf and fruit terminals are picked out in naturalistic colours; a leaf and flower are painted on the interior.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Length: 18 cm

Relative size of this object

18 cm10 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1758

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and brown enamels
Applying Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1918
Primary reference Number: 133760
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 7 August 2015 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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