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Sauce boat: C.109-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, painted with birds and flowers onglaze in polychrome enamels against a yellow ground.

Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded and painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, and pink enamels against a yellow ground. The oval sauceboat has rounded sides, moulded with 'pleats' and scroll-edged panels. With pinched lip spout, handle with scroll thumbpiece and domed oval foot. Painted with two panels of birds and a small medallion enclosing a rose, in reserve on the pale yellow ground. The rim and spout with flowers.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm
Length: 13.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, and pink)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, and pink enamels against a yellow ground
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.109-1950
Primary reference Number: 36841
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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