Sauceboat

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Description
Raised ovoid sauceboat with bulging sides, flared curvilinear rim, and wide pouring lip on three cast legs attached to body with shells and terminating in small scrolls pinned to flattened shell feet; double C-curve handle has an open-ended, waterleaf upper terminal and split bud lower terminal. Body is engraved on one side "TMF" in conjoined script to right of a crest depicting a bird of prey standing with wings displayed on a heraldic wreath; and on opposite side with crest of a collared owl on a heraldic wreath. Bottom underside struck with four hallmarks, a crowned leopard's head, lion passant, and date letter in scalloped shields, and the raised calligraphic letters "JS" in an oval. No centerpunch.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1753
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 13.335 cm x 19.685 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
DL.308963.0002
catalog number
308963.0002
accession number
308963
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche Elliot King
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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