Sauceboat

English (London)
1748–49
Marked by William Grundy (first mark entered 1743)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H.13.1cm x W. 20.6 cm x D. 11.6 cm (5 3/16 x 8 1/8 x 4 9/16 in.); Weight: 357.2 gm (11 oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

1976.661

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The elliptical body of the sauceboat is raised, with a broad pouring spout and a shaped, cut rim. Three cast shell legs are applied. A double-scroll handle, cast in two halves and joined with a vertical seam, rises above the sauceboat.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the side, the arms of Nealewell, Waff, Wass, or Waugh impaling an unidentified coat of arms (on a chevron sable three bezants impaling, per bend embattled gules and argent on a chief or a castle between two lions passant guardant).

Markings

On the underside, maker's mark WG (Grimwade 3147); date letter n; leopard's head crowned; lion passant.

Provenance

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 8, 1976)

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean