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Sauce Boat and Saucer
Accession # 68.87.22a-b
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Sauce Boat and Saucer
Date ca. 1879
Medium Porcelain
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)
Marks On underside of saucer, impressed (beneath glaze): "C F H"
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf M (Ceramics)
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.