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Sauce boat: C.28-1973

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Longton Hall Porcelain Manufactory
Proprietor: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, painted in Chinese famille-rose style with flowers and a moth in green, pink and brown enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in green, pink and brown enamels. The oval sauceboat stands on a flat, unglazed base, has a pinched lip spout, and scrolled strap handle with kick terminal. The sides are moulded with rococo foliate scrolls, and a shell below the spout, on a ground moulded with cell, trellis and chevron diapers. Each side is painted in Chinese famille-rose style with flowers and a moth, below a brown-edged rim.


History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Hugh Statham died 1967; Mrs Margaret Statham died 1970

Legal notes

Purchased from Dr and Mrs H Statham Collection with the Cunliffe Fund and grant-in-aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 18.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1973) by Collection of Dr & Mrs H. Statham


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1754 CE - 1757 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, pink, and brown)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in green, pink and brown enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.28-1973
Primary reference Number: 38139
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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