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Sauce boat

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 6

Physical description

Sauce boat of soft-paste porcelain, with wavy edge, scroll handle; moulded in relief with scrollwork and foliage forming panels, in which are painted in underglaze blue with birds and flowering sprays. Inside, at the bottom and the edge flowering sprays and Chinese emblems.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)


ca. 1755 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue


Length: 16.5 cm without handle, Width: 10.8 cm

Descriptive line

Sauce boat, soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue, England, Worcester Porcelain Factory, ca. 1755

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

For this sauceboat shape but with different handle see Nicholas Panes British Porcelain Sauceboats of the 18th Century (2009), cat. 207, where dated ca. 1755


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Emblems (symbols); Birds; Scrollwork; Flowers; Foliage


Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware


Ceramics Collection

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