1081 - A fine Longton Hall sauceboat with pencilled decoration, c 1755
A exceptional sauceboat of low shape in a style which originated in saltglazed stoneware. There is silver influence too in the surface moulding which is particularly crisp in this example (which also has high translucency). Decoration is in a pencilled style picking out moulded features on the exterior and depicting Chinese buildings in a landscape inside the base.
Provenance is the Watney Collection. Illustrated in my book, British Porcelain Sauceboats of the 18th Century, Figure 250.