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Sauce Boat and Saucer

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1879
DIMENSIONS Sauce Boat (a): 5 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. (13 x 23.5 x 9.8 cm) Saucer (b): 1 5/8 x 10 1/16 x 6 1/16 in. (4.1 x 25.6 x 15.4 cm) Height of Sauce Boat & Saucer (a & b): 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On underside of saucer, impressed (beneath glaze): "C F H"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White porcelain sauce boat (a) and saucer (b); vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Sauce boat has ovoid body raised on low, flared oval pedestal; undulating top edge arches up into spout; opposing C-shaped handle. Saucer is oblong diamond shape with rounded corners; one corner pierced to form handle with scrolled border. Both pieces decorated with bands of green and gold at edge, and maroon border with flowers and butterflies in yellow, green, blues, and gilt; handles of both pieces painted with black, gold, and green vine decorations. Condition: Fair; losses to gilding and scratches in paint.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Sauce Boat and Saucer, ca. 1879. Porcelain, Sauce Boat (a): 5 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. (13 x 23.5 x 9.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.22a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.22a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.22a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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