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Sauce boat: C.3114-1928

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Maker(s)

Lowestoft Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, painted underglaze in blue with Chinese landscapes and flowers.

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded, and painted underglaze in blue. The sauceboat has rounded sides, pinched lip spout and strap handle, and stands on an oval foot. Each side is moulded with a leaf and flower-edged cartouche enclosing a Chinese river scene in underglaze blue, a similar medallion below the spout. The interior is painted with a central flower spray, another inside the spout.

Notes

History note: This and 6 other sauceboats were sold Christie's 26th May 1910, lot 41. Bought from Mr S. Fenton, 7 gns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 19.5 cm

Relative size of this object

19.5 cm9.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1761 CE - 1762 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3114-1928
Primary reference Number: 38312
Old object number: 3161, vol. 10
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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