An important Lund's Bristol sauceboat circa 1750
Lot 120*
An important Lund's Bristol sauceboat circa 1750
Sold for £20,400 (US$ 25,663) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important Lund's Bristol sauceboat
circa 1750
Of flamboyant rococo form and left in the white, the sides and oval foot moulded in relief with swags of fruit and flowers suspended with tied ribbons, a shell beneath the spout, the elaborate scrolled handle inspired by silver forms, a dolphin head at the upper terminal, 23.8cm long (a few firing defects only)

Footnotes

  • This form is the most ambitious of the four known shapes of Lund's Bristol sauceboat, the handle being a particular achievement in view of the early date of manufacture. Dr Richard Pococke, after visiting the factory in November 1750, wrote to his mother and described '...beautiful white china sauce boats, adorned with reliefs of festoons which sell for sixteen shillings a pair'. Clearly, it was sauceboats such as this that he was describing. Few examples are recorded, one is known in blue and white, a few are left in the white and there are some coloured versions which were most likely decorated slightly later on at Worcester. See F Severne Mackenna, Worcester Porcelain The Wall Period and its Antecedents, plate 2A for another white example. Two coloured examples are illustrated by Franklin A Barrett, Worcester Porcelain, plates 3A and B, both marked 'Bristoll' and two slightly later Worcester examples by Simon Spero, Lund's Bristol and Early Worcester Porcelain 1750-58, The A J Smith Collection, p 127. A coloured Worcester example of the same form but with the later simplified handle, from The R David Butti Collection, was sold in these rooms on 10 May 2006
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