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Sauce boat: M.9B-1950

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver; large sauceboat with wavy rim

Silver. The large oval bowl has a slightly everted wavy rim. It stands on three cast scroll legs with shell capitals and feet, and has a cast leaf-capped flying scroll handle (with M.9B-1950)


History note: Unknown before testator; retained during the lifetime of Mrs Riches

Legal notes

T.H. Riches Bequest, 1935

Measurements and weight

Weight: 375 g
Weight: 12: 1 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1935) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Mid 18th Century
George II
1747 - 1748


No maker's mark

Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 11.8 cm Height 4¾ in
Lip To Handle Width 20.2 cm Width 8 in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: leopard's head crowned
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: m
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: W or M
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Jouneyman's mark?

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9B-1950
Primary reference Number: 157640
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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