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Sauce boat

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Philip Christian & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief, with underglaze blue decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 6

Physical description

Sauce boat of soft-paste porcelain, wavy outline, moulded in relief with fluting and scale pattern, and scrolls enclosing panels in which are decorated with flowering plants, trees and palisades in Chinese style; the spreading foot is gadrooned; foliate scrol handle. Inside are painted flowering sprays at the lip and bottom.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1765-1770 (made)


Philip Christian & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief, with underglaze blue decoration


Length: 13.3 cm, Width: 7.6 cm

Descriptive line

Sauce boat, soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief, with underglaze blue decoration, England (Liverpool), Philip Christian, ca. 1765-70

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

For another of this shape, but with different handle and painting, see Nicholas Panes, British Porcelain Sauceboats of the 18th Century (2009), no. 318, where dated ca. 1765-70


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Scrolling foliage; Scrolls; Flowers; Gadroons; Scale pattern


Ceramics; Porcelain; Eating; Food vessels & Tableware


Ceramics Collection

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