Pair of Chinese Export Armorial Sauce Boats – Watson with Darell in pretense
Chinese export porcelain sauce boats, circa 1770.
Dimensions: Each approximately 9” x 3½”.
The edges are gilded.
The interiors have spearhead borders and are decorated with the Watson crest.
The exteriors are decorated with flowers sprays with the Watson armorial below the spouts.
The bases are unmarked.
The arms are those of Admiral Watson who was Commodore of the Fleet of the East India Company and his wife who likely was the sister of Sir Lionel Darell, a Director of the East India Company.
The service is illustrated and discussed in Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 1., at p.493.
Condition: Both have restoration to the handles, one has a glaze hairline at the base, one has a hairline and restoration at the spout; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.
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