Sauceboat, First Period Worcester, soft paste porcelain, c.1765


This early Worcester press-moulded sauceboat is painted with the rare Mission Church pattern in underglaze blue.

The pattern is known only on sauceboats of this period.

Open crescent mark.

This sauceboat would make a handsome addition to any collection of early English blue and white porcelain.

Condition: Excellent - no damage or restoration. There is a firing crack to the seam between the handle terminals, and also a much finer clay tear passing through a pinhole in the glaze on the lower terminal. Such manufacturing faults as these are not untypical of wares produced during this early period. The pattern is well-painted and detailed.

Dimensions: Height 9.2 cm; Length (including thumbrest) 21.3 cm; Width 10 cm

Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751-1790, Branyan, French & Sandon, I.B.6 (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989).


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