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Sauce boat: C.115-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)


White salt-glaze stoneware decorated in relief with lion's masks, putti, and vine branches painted in green, dark pink, and black enamels

White stoneware, slip-cast with integral relief decoration painted in bright green, dark pink and black enamels. The sauceboat has a projecting lip and wavy rim. It stands on three shell and paw (?) feet, and has strap handle which curves outwards at the top, slopes inwards below a thumb rest, and has a slight kick at its base. The body is decorated with three lion's masks coloured dark pink, surrounded by fruiting vine branches. On each side, near to the rim, is a seated putto holding vine branches in his hands. The feet are coloured green and there is a green band with leaves at intervals running round the interior of the lip. There are also a few small spatterings of green on the base of the interior.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W. D. Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Length: 19.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1750 - 1760

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pink, dark green, and glack) Surface composed of salt-glaze Lip Height 9.5 cm

Materials used in production

White stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.115-1950
Primary reference Number: 71422
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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