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Sauce boat

Sauce boat

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James Pennington's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.925-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case F, shelf 1

Physical description

Sauce boat of soft-paste porcelain, in the form of a duck, moulded in relief in imitation of feathers and feet; decorated outside and within with flowering and other plants.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1765-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

James Pennington's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

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

Dimensions

Length: 17.8 cm, Width: 8.9 cm

Descriptive line

Sauce boat, in the form of a duck, soft-paste porcelain, moulded in relief and with underglaze blue decoration, James Pennington's factory, Liverpool, ca. 1765-1770.

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

Rackham, Bernard. 'Liverpool Porcelain' in E.P.C. Trans. No. II, 1929, p. 36
Watney, Bernard. English blue and white porcelain of the eighteenth century, 2nd ed., London: Faber and Faber, 1973
For this sauceboat shape, see Nicholas Panes, British Porcelain Sauceboats of the 18th Century (2009), no. 340, where dated ca. 1770
Hillis, Maurice. Liverpool Porcelain, 1756-1804. 2011, pl. 4.92, where dated ca. 1765-70

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Ducks; Plants; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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