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Liverpool or Lowestoft? Moulded Sauce Boat, Blue and White Floral Pattern, c1770

(p1249)

 

A charming little sauce boat from the Eighteenth century c1770. I am not sure as to the origins of this lovely sauce boat, it could be either Liverpool or Lowestoft?

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The body of the sauce boat is smooth, with a feather moulded rim and raised foot. The bowl has a wide main body and an elegantly formed pouring lip.

 

The sauce boat is hand painted in a  dark blue/grey hue and has a simple floral sprig on each side, a round  flower with petals and foliage up the front of the sauce boat the jug.

 

The free hand-painted decoration is of a charming simple form.

 

There is a complex handle form to the sauce boat, having a scroll round to a reverse lower scroll. There is a raised moulded leaf form thumb piece to the top of the handle.

 

The back edge of the handle is decorated with a blue foliate sprig, as is the pouring lip.

 

The inner rim of the sauce boat is embellished with a wavy blue line and a simple blue foliate sprig is painted on the inner base of the boat.

 

The flat base of the sauce boat is unglazed, remaining in the biscuit form.

   

   

This is a charming Liverpool or Lowestoft? Moulded Sauce Boat, Blue and White Floral Pattern, c1770.

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 5" (124mm) length from the tip of the pouring lip to the back of the handle.
  • 3" (75mm) max. width of the body.
  • 3¼" (80mm) height to the top of the handle. 3½oz (89gms) weight of the sauce boat.

Marks:

There are no manufacturer's marks on this sauce boat.

Condition:

This beautiful little sauce boat is in very good condition with no chips, crack, repairs or restoration. There are just a few extremely tiny manufacturing imperfections, these tiny stress firing cracks on the base/ raised foot rim, see the two pictures below.

A very fine eighteenth century sauce boat for the collector of early English porcelain.


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