Pair of sauceboats
20.5 cm and 20.8 cm length ; 410 g and 423 g weight
Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1733-4, maker's mark of John Eckfourd II
Presented by Jim and Christine Chance, 2005; WA2005.91.1; WA2005.91.2
T. Schroder (2009), no. 144
These boats represent the first standard type of single-lipped sauceboat made in England. Their design derives from Chinese porcelain libation cups of the K'ang-h si period (1622-1722).
Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)