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Sauceboat, "silver pattern" of elliptical shape with double scroll handle and pointed lip. On splayed foot with raised scrolls and goat's heads, raised garlands on body. Painted with insects and flowers, butterfly hides a fire crackat rim, large butterfly inside. Rim and upper edge of base...

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Mark: incised triangle in base, spectral triangle in glaze.


By 1925, possibly Claud Heneage [see note 1]. By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 2]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] A similar sauceboat is illustrated in R. Blunt ed., "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery" (1925) from the Heneage Collection. [2] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

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Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, About 1745–49

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11.75 cm (4 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain