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Sauce boat: C.115-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




Off-white stoneware, slip-cast with integral relief decoration, applied moulded feet, applied handle, and salt-glaze. The sauce boat stands on three lion's mask and paw feet. It has a rounded oval body with a projecting lip, and wavy rim. The reeded loop handle has a curved kick at the lower end. The sides are decorated with shells and interlacing foliage, large flower heads, bunches of nuts (?) and on either side of the lip a winged cherub's head and a snail. On the underside there are two indented ovals between the feet.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.4 cm
Length: 17 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th Century, Mid
George II
George III
Circa 1745 - 1765

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.115-2015
Primary reference Number: 206794
Old object number: 129
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.115-1928
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 15 September 2015 Updated: Tuesday 3 May 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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