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Sauce boat: C.653-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery

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Description

Agate ware, press-moulded and lead glazed.

Agate earthenware made with dark red, white and slate-blue clays and covered with a clear lead-glaze. The press-moulded sauce-boat is a bulbous shape. It has a wavy rim, a loop handle and three feet, moulded to resemble paws with lion masks.

Notes

History note: Provenance unidentified before Mr Bird of Saffron Walden; Mr Bird sold for £4 on June 20, 1911 to Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher bequest.

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.6 cm
Width: 18.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

18th Century, Mid#
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - Circa 1765 CE

Note

The bulbous shape, wavy rim and three paw-and-lion-mask feet of the sauce boat are designed to imitate silverware.

School or Style

Rococo

Materials used in production

agate effect created by wedging together different coloured clays Earthenware
Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Press-moulded earthenware covered with clear lead-glaze
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.653-1928
Primary reference Number: 75756
Old catalogue number: 4316
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 September 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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