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Sauce Boat

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES 1771–1772
DIMENSIONS with handle: 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (10.5 x 8.9 x 19.1 cm) without handle: 3 13/16 x 3 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. (9.7 x 8.9 x 16.2 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Outside base is marked with a small "P" in pale blue under the glaze.
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sauce boat, white earthenware, boat shaped body, elongated spout, double scroll handle, flared foot, C scrolls in relief on each side enclosing a Chinese landscape in zaffer blue, there are scattered flowers in blue, the interior has a design in blue of a tree, painted in a Chinese style. Condition: Fair, base chipped, chip on inside of lip, lower scroll of handle cracked, under base discolored by age. See lab report on file.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Gousse Bonnin. Sauce Boat, 1771–1772. Porcelain, with handle: 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (10.5 x 8.9 x 19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 42.412. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.412_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 42.412_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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