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Sauce tureen: C.76 & A-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Barr, Flight and Barr




Soft-paste porcelain sauce tureen with cover, painted in polychorme enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain sauce tureen and cover, decorated with a pale green ground, painting in dark green, yellow, brown and purple enamel colours and gilding. The hemispherical bowl has a row of white beading below the rim, two gilt eagle's head and ring handles and a pedestal foot. The circular cover rises in a convex curve to a circular platform edges with white beading and surmounted by a flaming knob (or a tulip-shaped knob). The bowl is decorated on each side with the letters IHS in an oval panel surrounded by a sunburst flanked by horizontal vine branches bearing bunches of grapes, interspersed with ears of corn. The foot is decorated with a gilt zig-zag border and the rim, knob and edge of the foot are gilt. Inside the bowl there is a formal motif with arrows and leaves. The cover is decorated en suite but without the IHS panels.

Legal notes

Given by Peter Crabbe

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.5 cm
Width: 19.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1992) by Peter Crabbe Antiques


19th Century, first half#
George III
Circa 1813 - 1840

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( dark green, yellow, brown and purple) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain decorated with a pale green ground, painting in dark green, yellow, brown and purple enamel colours and gilding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a crown over 'FBB'

  • Text: FBB
  • Location: Inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.76 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 37353
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 21 April 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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