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Sauceboat: C.3120-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, with relief-moulded decoration, transfer-printed and painted underglaze in blue with floral motifs.

Soft-paste porcelain, with relief-moulded decoration, transfer-printed, and painted underglaze in blue. The oval sauceboat has pleat-moulded sides, pinched lip spout and strap handle with thumbpiece, and stands on a waisted oval foot. Each side is printed with a flower spray within a moulded leaf and scroll-edged panel in reverse on a pleated ground. A printed flower spray in the interior, with lambrequin inside the spout. A painted floral meander on each side of the rim.


History note: Bought at Christie's, as part of Lot 41, May 26th 1910, by Mr Fenton on Dr Glaisher's behalf, with nos. 3161 and 3163-3167, for 7 gns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.6 cm
Length: 17.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1780 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3120-1928
Primary reference Number: 38331
Old object number: 3162, vol. 10
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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