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An important George II Rococo Cast Sauceboat made in Newcastle in 1753 by Issac Cookson.

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The Sauceboat is of a substantial size and stands on three scroll legs, with unusual shell feet. The legs are attached to the main body with swirling scroll mouldings. The heavy cast main body has a gadrooned rim, with partly hooded scroll section at the rear and is engraved with a contemporary Crest, surrounded by a Rococo spray cartouche. This piece also shows a very unusual raying shell motif, under the pouring spout. The most unusual design feature is the leaf capped eagle scroll handle, which was a design feature on the finest sauceboats which were produced at this date. A similar handle is shown on a pair of sauceboats made in London in 1747 by Isaac Duke, illustrated in Michael Claytons, The Collectors Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America page 244, Plate 483. This is the first time we have seen this design of Sauceboat from Newcastle, especially with such a handle. Isaac Cookson died in 1754, therefore this represents one of the last pieces to come from the workshops of this famous silversmith.



Length: 8 inches, 20cm.

Width: 3.9 inches, 9.75cm.

Height, to the top of the handle: 7 inches, 17.5cm.

Weight: 25oz
Year
1753