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Sauce boat: C.2219-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Possibly Unknown (Maker)


Maiolica two-handled sauceboat, painted in blue with, on the inside, a pavilion and tower, and, on the exterior, loose scrolls.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, partly outlined in manganese.
Oval, with lightly fluted exterior, two lateral scroll handles, and a low foot with scalloped edge.
Inside are a pavilion and a tower surrounded by trees and plants, enclosed by two narrow oval bands between two wide. The exterior is decorated with loose scrolls alternating with tufts depending from a line round the rim. The handles are outlined in blue and have strokes on their outer edge.


History note: Mrs Born-Straub, Thun, from whom purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher on 28 July 1894

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Savona ⪼ Liguria ⪼ Italy
  • Albisola ⪼ Liguria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Circa 1630 CE - 1700 CE


Albisola or Savona

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, and manganese) Length Length 14.8 cm
Widest Part Width 12.4 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, partly outlined in manganese.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2219-1928
Primary reference Number: 73244
Old object number: 182
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 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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