London, South Kensington
11 October 2002
A Bow famille rose shaped oval sauceboat
Circa 1755, iron-red painter's numeral 5
The loop handle with two spurs, leaf-moulded to the top terminal, moulded with sprays of prunus branches, the exterior painted with scattered sprigs of stylised flowers, the interior with a spay of flowers and a sprig below a green diaper pattern border reserved with panels of demi-flowerheads, supported by three paw feet (minor chips to rim and two feet, some light staining and rubbing to enamels)
6¾ in. (17.5 cm.) long
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Cf. Anton Gabszewicz, Bow Porcelain, The Collection formed by Geoffrey Freeman (London, 1982), p. 45, no. 48 for a white example of this form.
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