Sauceboat

English (London)
1735–36


Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 21 x 12.1 cm (5 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.) Weight: 41 oz 10 dwt (1291 g)

Accession Number

2001.53.2

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck under bases with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1735-6) and with maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie.

Provenance

Ralph Congreve (d. 1997) (original commission) [see note 1]. 1990, E. & C. T. Koopman Ltd., London; 1990, probably sold by Koopman to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2001)

NOTES:
[1] Ralph Congreve married Charlotte, daughter of William, 3rd Lord Stawell; thus the Congreve arms impale the Stawell arms on these pieces.

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund