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Sauceboat

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The elliptical body of the sauceboat is raised, with a broad pouring spout and a shaped, cut rim. Three cast shell legs are applied. A double-scroll handle, cast in two halves and joined with a vertical seam, rises above the sauceboat.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the side, the arms of Nealewell, Waff, Wass, or Waugh impaling an unidentified coat of arms (on a chevron sable three bezants impaling, per bend embattled gules and argent on a chief or a castle between two lions passant guardant).

Marks

On the underside, maker's mark WG (Grimwade 3147); date letter n; leopard's head crowned; lion passant.

Provenance

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 8, 1976)

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean

English (London), 1748–49

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H.13.1cm x W. 20.6 cm x D. 11.6 cm (5 3/16 x 8 1/8 x 4 9/16 in.); Weight: 357.2 gm (11 oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

1976.661

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver