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Sauceboat

Sauceboat

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Description
Raised ovoid sauceboat with flared curvilinear rim and wide pouring lip on three cast scroll legs attached to 7-lobed shells on body and terminating in matching 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, left-facing lion passant, and London date letter, all in scalloped shields, and the raised calligraphic letters "JS" in an oval. No centerpunch.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sauceboat
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
Blanche Elliot King
subject
Armorial Devices
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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