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Lordly House Museum

Sauceboat


Accession number: 2018.11.1
Category: Serving vessel
Date: circa 1823
Materials: ceramics, earthenware ?
Measurements: 18 cm L x 9.5 cm W x 6 cm Hmeasurements are for the base (boat); height with lid is 10.5 cm
Description: a rectangular serving dish on a slightly raised base with open handles at either end; the bowl is curved so that it is slightly higher towards each end.  It has an under glaze blue transfer depicting a girl at a well, hence the name of the pattern.  There are also trees and other flora and some buildings can be seen in the background. The inner edge of the bowl has a decorative floral border.  The rectangular lid has a floral border surrounding the central image of the girl at the well.  Above that image is a single handle similar to the handles on either edge of the bowl and a notched opening to accommodate the handle of the sauce ladle.