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sauce-boat

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1887,0307,I.46

  • Description

    Sauceboat; porcelain; moulded with prunus and elaborate scrolls; painted in blue under the glaze with fishing and boating scene in Chinese style (unidentified pattern), and detached floral sprays and insects; unidentified border pattern; marked.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1755 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 4.9 inches
    • Length: 8.8 inches
    • Height: 12.5 centimetres (max.)
    • Length: 22.1 centimetres (max.)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Content

        TF
      • Inscription Comment

        monogram painted in blue; possibly a workman's or tally mark
  • Curator's comments

    Once thought to have been modelled by Thomas Frye.

  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1905 I46 bibliographic details
    • Dawson 2007 pp.58-9, no.16 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1887,0307,I.46

Sauceboat; porcelain; flanged sides, two side-handles and scalloped ends; four panels with borders of raised foliage; moulded shell and floral ornament; painted in blue under the glaze with fishing and boating scene in Chinese style, and detached floral sprays and insects; marked.

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Sauceboat; porcelain; flanged sides, two side-handles and scalloped ends; four panels with borders of raised foliage; moulded shell and floral ornament; painted in blue under the glaze with fishing and boating scene in Chinese style, and detached floral sprays and insects; marked.

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