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Stand for a Sauce Boat: C.8C-1977

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Stand for a Sauce Boat


Factory: Spode
Engraver: Kirk, Thomas (After)




White earthenware transfer-printed underglaze in blue with Greek pattern, White earthenware moulded stand with footrim, indented rim, eight slightly scalloped edges, shallow sides and a flat centre, transfer-printed underglaze in blue. Decorated with an inset, oblong medallion in the centre and decorated with two figures in a sea vessel, one rowing, one standing to disembark, approaching a seated female figure at the shore, bordered by four-petalled flowers between two, scalloped lines and all reserved in a blue ground. The sides and indented rim are decorated with four urns between four, shaped reserves, each depicting classical scenes and the spaces between are decorated with fruit and flowers, reserved in a blue ground.


History note: History of object unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs H.D. Weathhead in memory of her son, A.J.b. Weatherhead, Clare College, Cambridge

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.8 cm
Length: 13.3 cm
Width: 18.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1977-04-21) by Weatherhead, H. D., Mrs


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1806 CE - 1833 CE


The designs for the Greek pattern service were derived from 'Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek. Roman and Etruscan Vases of the late Sir William Hamilton, with engraved borders. Drawn and engraved by the late Mr Kirk', 1804. The Greek pattern was introduced in 1806.

School or Style

Greek Revival

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, moulded, transfer-printed underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8C-1977
Primary reference Number: 76314
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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