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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamels and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 2

Physical description

Sauceboat, porcelain, of oval shape flattened at one end with pointed spout, the sides fluted and a small ribbed loop handle at one end, solid foot and glazed base. Painted in enamels and gold inside is the shield of arms; Freame of Gloucestershire, Argent a chevron sable, in chief a bar engrailed gules, with almost certainly, Comyn, in pretence. Painted mainly in red and gold with crossed palm leaves beneath it. Below the rim is a scrolling lotus tendril border in red and gold.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1740 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamels and gold


Length: 18.4 cm

Object history note

This service was probably made for the son or grandson of John Freame, the wealthy Quaker goldsmith and banker whose signs at 54 and 56 Lombard Street ("The Golden Eagle" and "The Three Crowns") later formed the arms of Barclay's bank (for David Barclay had married Priscilla Freame in 1723).

Descriptive line

Sauceboat, porcelain painted in enamels and gold with coat of arms, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign period, ca. 1740

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

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 295




Painted; Gilded; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus blossom; Palm leaf; Coat of arms


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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