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Catalog Number R1996.1.1
Object Name Sauceboat
Description Sauceboat of shell form rising from a high-waisted oval base; decorated in underglaze blue, with central armorial on opposite sides, floral sprays beneath the spout, in the center, and flanking the replacement handle.

The arms of Adamson, and may have been made for the Adamsons who were cotton merchants in Bombay.

The sauce boat is in the shape of a nautilus, a rare mollusk found in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Year Range from 1760
Year Range to 1775
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Gift of W. Groke Mickey
On View No