An early Worcester high footed sauceboat

Description

of oval shape, the handle with a leaf-moulded thumbrest picked out in green, the body molded with cornucopias of flowers and fruit suspended from large purple ribbon bows, a smaller green ribbon, a spray of leaves and a  fish, all picked out in enamel colours, further festoons embossed and painted around the  foot, the interior border and the centre painted with flowering plants in famille verte, with the rim edged in brown.

c. 1752-3

L. 8.8 inches

Provenance:- A.T.Morley Hewitt collection, no. C201, sold at Sotheby’s 10 February 1959, lot 103. It had been shown by Morley Hewitt at the English Ceramics Circle in 1950. It was exhibited in 1976 by Albert Amor Ltd., Dr John Wall 1708-1776, catalogue no. 7. Subsequently this sauceboat was sold by Amors in the Sidders collection of Dr Wall Worcester Porcelain, October 1985, catalogue no. 6. Then theDavid Butti Collection subsequently sold at Bonhams 10th May 2006 lot 1.

Stock number: 10673