Oval sauceboat supported on oval base. Base domed, modeled in relief with floral garland. Body of boat form molded with relief garlands. Upper rim rises in wave motif at body sides, curving to elongated pouring lip. Exterior body gilded in floral patterns above and beneath molded garlands. Handle in form of serpent/dragon, head rising over sauceboat, with delicately molded scales, teeth, tongue, and ears. Interior of boat with gilded floral spray at bottom, and gilded circle and dot band at inner edge of lip. Body paste creamy white, with minor black imperfections throughout.


  • Title: Sauce boat
  • Creator: Bow factory
  • Date Created: ca. 1750
  • Physical Dimensions: h159 cm
  • Type: Sauce boat
  • Rights: Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund
  • Medium: Glazed porcelain, gilding
  • Provenance: Purchased from The Antique Porcelain Company, New York
  • Markings: On underside of foot rim: faintly incised arrow or shaft.
  • Exhibitions: "Rococo: The Continuing Curve," Cooper-Hewitt, New York, 3/6/08-7/7/08
  • Dimensions: cm: 15.9 H x 20 L (6 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

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