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Sauceboat and tray

Object Number: 
1996.1b-c
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall (b: Sauceboat): 4 in. × 8 3/4 in. × 6 1/4 in. (10.2 × 22.2 × 15.9 cm) Overall (c: Tray): 1 1/2 × 10 1/2 ×
Marks: 
printed: in green on underside of sauceboat and tray: "H & Co." painted: in red on underside of tray: "CRB" written: in black enamel on underside of tray: "Ceramium"
Description: 
Porcelain sauceboat and tray; sauceboat has pouring spout on each end and strap handle on each side; gilded edges; molded rope design near handles; oval foot; interior and exterior of sauceboat hand-painted in polychrome enamels with sea flora and fauna, including fish on interior, and seaweed, shell, and water insect on exterior. Pointed oval undertray with gilded edge; interior painted with seaweed, crab, and shell. Factory mark, decorator's mark, and Latin inscription on underside.
Gallery Label: 
This sauceboat and tray, part of a porcelain fish set, were a wedding present to New Yorker George W. Sutton, Jr. and Bostonian Margaret Bates Shaw, who were married in 1886. Each piece is hand-painted with different varieties of sea flora and fauna. The Suttons lived in Harlem at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 135th Street and moved to New Rochelle by 1899. Their cousin, Effingham Sutton, was responsible for developing Sutton Place about 1875.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ione Sutton, 1995
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group