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Sauce boat

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-72 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Philip Christian & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.1232-1924

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sauce-boat with scroll handle, of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Boat shaped on a spreading foot, moulded in relief with leaves, flowers and scrollwork. Painted with flowers and a peacock in green, purple, yellow, red, pink and gold. Border of cresting in red and gold. Formal flowers inside the lip in green, purple, blue and red.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1765-72 (made)

Artist/maker

Philip Christian & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and moulded

Dimensions

Length: 16.5 cm, Width: 10.2 cm

Descriptive line

Sauce-boat with scroll handle, of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Philip Christian & Co., Liverpool, ca. 1765-72

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

For this sauceboat shape and decoration, see Nicholas Panes, British Porcelain Sauceboats of the 18th Century (2009), no. 315, where dated ca. 1770 and where attributed to Philip Christian with the proviso that an attribution to the Liverpool factory of James Pennington is also possible (but if made there, Panes suggests, it would have been decorated elsewhere)
For this pattern, see also Hillis, Maurice. Liverpool Porcelain, 1756-1804. 2011, pl. 6.105, where dated ca. 1765-72

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Cresting; Peacock; Flowers; Border; Scrollwork; Leaves

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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