A Worcester Sauceboat, circa 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).