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Sauce boat

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, moulded, modelled and gilded

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sauce boat of hard-paste porcelain. Double-lipped. Heavily moulded with rocaille fluting, gadroons and scrolls. Modelled and applied dragons (as handles), leaves and flowers. Applied elements naturalistically coloured; moulding partly gilded. Inside painted with Manierblumen.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1755 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, moulded, modelled and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
Factory mark, in blue


Height: 6.4 cm, Length: 22.9 cm

Object history note

One of a pair, 1998&A-1855. From Bernal Collection.

Descriptive line

Sauce boat, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1755.

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilded; Modelled; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Scrolls (motifs); Dragons; Floral patterns; Gadroons


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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