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Sauceboat

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Double-handled sauceboat, double-ipped, on quatrefoil foot. Kakiemon decoration of wheat-sheaf, phoenix and tiger patterns, brown lines. Inside "HoHo" bird with flowers and insects.

Inscription

Labels on underside: "English Ceramic Circle 1948, no. 204" "Chelsea China Exhibition/Royal Hospital Chelsea/June-July/Festival 1951. Exhibit no. 5"

Marks

Mark: triangle mark painted in blue enamel on bottom

Provenance

By 1931, in the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Bellamy Gardner. Sold Sotheby's London (June 12, 1941), lot 36. By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1745–49

Object Place

England

Dimensions

18.41 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.712

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain