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London, England


Bow Porcelain Factory (1747-64)

3 3/8 in x 7 in x 3 3/8 in Enameled soft-paste porcelain

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.


The surface shows some light staining.

Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner

This sauceboat, delicately painted in pink and green enamels with blue and yellow highlights, is an elegant example of English Bow soft-paste porcelain.  It emulated finer Chinese porcelains in the ceramic body and enamel decoration and followed silver styles in the form.  Fashionable English silver prototypes are especially evident in the outline of the rim and in the details of the molded lion’s head and paw feet, probably cast in a mold made directly from a piece of silver.  Although the sauceboat was among the many things gathered by Mrs. Warner, its specific relationship to either the Wilson or Corbit families of the 18th century is unknown.

Zimmerman, A Storied Past, 228.