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Pair of sauceboats

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1733-1734

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)