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Sauceboat

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1742-1743

21 cm length; 589 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1742-3, maker's mark of George Wickes

Heraldry: Crest of Best

Provenance: Thomas Best (d.1795)

Presented by Jim and Christine Chance, 2005; WA2005.97

T. Schroder (2009), no. 154

These sauceboats formed part of an order amounting to 1160 ounces of plate made for Thomas Best in 1743. Sauceboats of this type are particularly associated with Paul de Lamerie and George Wickes, entering into de Lamerie's repertoire first by c.1733. Both makers use the lion mask and paw motif on other types of plate as well.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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