Bow sauceboat with chinoiserie figures, smallest size, c. 1765
Bow sauceboat of fluted form, painted to the sides in enamels with a chinoiserie scene of a boy by a flowering prunus tree, the interior with pink feathering to the rim.
handle re-stuck, footrim flawed, stain to spout, some wear to enamels.
These sauceboats were made in 3 sizes, this size being the 1st. The foot shows signs of the ring base usually seen in these vessels; however, the amount of wear suggests this was missing quite early and the boat continued to be used. ref. Gabszewicz MADE AT NEW CANTON p61 for a jug with similar decoration.