A Worcester large two-handled sauceboat, monkey head handles, landscape pattern, rim chip
Lot 57
A large Worcester two-handled sauceboat, circa 1755
Sold for £1,560 (US$ 2,526) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Worcester large two-handled sauceboat, monkey head handles, landscape pattern, rim chip
A large Worcester two-handled sauceboat, circa 1755
The rare version with animal-head thumbrests on the scroll handles, the two pointed lips with shell moulding, the sides embossed with garlands of oak leaves entwined to form panels painted in blue with Chinese scenes, the interior with a riverscape with a two-storey pavilion and figures in sampans, the lips with fancy trellis and floral scroll ornament, 22.1cm wide, TF workman's mark (one tiny rim chip only)

Footnotes

  • Illustrated by Geoffrey Godden, English Blue and White Porcelain (2004), colour pl. 35 and pls. 150-151 and also in An Introduction to English Blue and White Porcelains (1974), pl. 21, fig. 102. The price list of Worcester's London warehouse records that 'Two-handle boats' were made in three sizes, the largest selling for 48 shillings per dozen wholesale or four shillings each. Some of these rare, larger examples have the animal-head thumbrests also seen on the sauceboat, lot 54 in this sale.
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