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Sauce boat: C.18-2015

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Earthenware sauceboat, moulded with overlapping leaves and decorated with coloured glazes

Dark cream earthenware, moulded in two halves, with an applied moulded handle, and decorated with manganese-brown oxide colour, and green, yellow and clear lead-glazes. Part of the base is unglazed, and there is an unglazed area on one side of the interior, possibly a finger mark. The boat stands on an oval base with slightly pointed ends. The sides are moulded with cabbage leaves with serrated edges at the top of the sides and lip. The ear-shaped handle is moulded with a short leaf at the top which forms the thumb piece, and two longer leaves down its back, the lower one having a kick at the bottom, and is glazed green overall.

Notes

History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor Batchelor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006; Lady Batchelor, died 2014

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.6 cm
Length: 12.2 cm

Relative size of this object

12.2 cm6.6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colour ( manganese-brown)

Materials used in production

dark cream Earthenware green, yellow and clear Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Dark cream earthenware, moulded in two halves, with an applied moulded handle, and decorated with manganese-brown oxide colour, and green, yellowand clear lead-glazes. Part of the base is unglazed, and there is an unglazed area on one side of the interior, possibly a finger mark
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-2015
Primary reference Number: 201533
Old object number: 77
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.18-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 2 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 2 February 2021 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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