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Sauce boat
  • Sauce boat
    Knight, Laura Dame, born 1877 - died 1970
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Sauce boat

  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (made)

  • Date:

    1934 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Knight, Laura Dame, born 1877 - died 1970 (designer)
    Arthur J. Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, transfer-printed, painted and glazed

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.562-1976

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 40, shelf 4

Physical description

Sauce boat of earthenware, boat shaped with curved sides and large pouring lip. The handle is formed by the figure of a female acrobat with black hair and orange lips. She is wearing a green costume with magenta decorated white spots, magenta starred and gold spotted tights and gold boots. her toes touch the base of the sauce boat, her body arched backwards and her head and hair join the rim. The surface of the sauce boat is decorated with, around the rim, partly printed and partly painted swags and borders in magenta, gold and green. Around the foot a decorative painted border in yellow triangles outlined in orange and gold.

Place of Origin

Burslem (made)

Date

1934 (made)

Artist/maker

Knight, Laura Dame, born 1877 - died 1970 (designer)
Arthur J. Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, transfer-printed, painted and glazed

Marks and inscriptions

'DESIGNED BY / Laura Knight / A.R.A / COPYRIGHT RESERVED / FIRST EDITION / 1934'
Printed mark in magenta

Dimensions

Length: 18.5 cm, Height: 9.1 cm

Descriptive line

Earthenware sauce boat, designed by Laura Knight, made by A. J. Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. under the direction of Clarice Cliff, England (Burslem), 1934

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.153
Hawkins, Jennifer and Marianne Hollis (ed), Thirties: British art and design before the war London, Arts Council, 1979

Labels and date

Sauce boat
Designed by Laura Knight, made by A. J. Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. under the direction of Clarice Cliff, 1934
Earthenware

Circ.562-1976 [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Made under the direction of Clarice Cliff.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Swags (design element)

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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