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Object Name: Sauce boat
Date: 1775-1800
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Medium: Pewter
Dimensions: Overall: 3 3/4 × 7 3/4 × 4 1/8 in. (9.5 × 19.7 × 10.5 cm)
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: One of two shallow pitchers or sauce boats, each with wide spout, capped scroll handle, wide bowl with indented girdle, monogram above and with spreading rim foot.
Credit Line: Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 1964.70b
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Marks: engraved: on side of each in block letters: "G C"

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English pewter sauceboats from the eighteenth century are rare with most surviving examples made by Henry Joseph of London. Elected a yeoman of the Pewterers' Company in 1736 and having risen to master in 1771, Joseph is noteworthy for the broad range of domestic goods that he produced for the American market.