Sauce Boat and Saucer
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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)
On underside of saucer, impressed (beneath glaze): "C F H"
Gift of Franklin Chace
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Union Porcelain Works (1863-circa 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
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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.
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