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Sauceboat (one of a pair)

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This raised elliptical vessel has a scalloped rim and a broad, extended spout. A cast double-scrolled handle with leafy acanthus thumbgrip rises above each sauceboat. A rectangular notch cut into the handle secures the solder seam of the handle to the rim; the lower scroll is adhered directly to...

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Inscription

Cypher monogram "CW" or "CWC" on body to left of handle.

Marks

"IR" within a rectangle, with an incuse device above, on base.

Provenance

Early history unknown. Purchased in the twentieth century by silver collector Mark Bortman (1896 – 1967) and lent to the Museum in 1948; by descent to his daughter Jane Bortman Larus (b. 1927); sold to the Museum in 1985.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

1755–1765

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

10.2 x 18.3 x 9 cm (4 x 7 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.413

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware