Sauceboat of oval shape, with turned-over spout and looped handle, rising from a waisted base; decorated in underglaze blue with bands at the rim and base, leaf sprigs on the handle, floral sprays on opposite sides and within a panel beneath the spout, spearheads on the foot and interior rim, armorial with the motto STAND SURE framed in the center by floral sprays.
The arms are those of Crichton impaling Freke, and this sauceboat is from one of four armorial services made for the Crichton family of Ruthven. Patrick Crichton and John Crichton were associated with the China trade.
Armorial services on which both the decorative pattern and the coat of arms are painted in underglaze are relatively uncommon, and few were made between 1730-1760.
|Year Range from||1755|
|Year Range to||1765|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|