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Each sauceboat is in the form of a shell with fluted rim and spiraling ribs that are alternately plain or modeled with shells against a coral ground. It is cast in two halves and seamed in the center. The panels of rockwork, coral and shells were cast separately and pinned to the body of the...

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ARMORIALS:engraved on spout, the arms of Thomas Watson(1693-1750) impaling the arms of his wife, Mary, daughter of Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham; Earl's coronet; motto of Order of Bath "Tria Juncta In Uno"


Thomas Watson of Wentworth Woodhouse, by descent through the family to the Rt. Hon. the Earl Fitzwilliam of Wentworth Woodhouse, sold Christie's, London, June 9, 1948, lot 81 or 82; The Jessie and Sigmund Katz collection, Gift of Mrs. S. J. Katz to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 28, 1971)

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Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English (London), 1746–47

Object Place

London, England


16.3 x 10.1 x 21.1 cm (6 7/16 x 4 x 8 5/16 in.) Weight: 690 gm (22 oz 4 dwt)

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