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Sauceboat: C.3122-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, decorated with a moulded low relief and painted underg;aze in blue with flowers.

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded with decoration in relief, transfer-printed and painted underglaze in blue. The oval sauceboat has pinched lip spout, strap handle with thumbpiece, and stands on a waisted foot. Moulded on each side with an oval panel with scrolls and flowers in relief, enclosing a printed flower spray, a smaller vignette below the spout. The rims are painted on the outside with a floral meander border, a printed lambrequin inside the spout.


History note: Bought at Christie's, part of Lot 4, May 26th 1910, by Mr Fenton on Dr Glaisher's behalf, with nos. 3161, 3164 and 3166-7, for 7 gns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Length: 15.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1770 CE

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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.3122-1928
Primary reference Number: 38334
Old object number: 3165, 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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