1013 - A fine early creamware sauceboat c 1745-55
This sauceboat features in a paper to the English Ceramic Circle, Transactions, Volume 24, by the late Tom Walford. Tom was considering a possible Isleworth attribution but there are no archeaological finds to match the mouldings and in any event it could be too early for that factory.
He acquired this sauceboat in a distressed state and had it cleaned and the rim restored. The three legged shape is similar to saltglazed stoneware and porcelain examples from the 1740s, so as a creamware object it probably ranks as the earliest British sauceboat known in the material.
The sauceboat is a very rare find and the restoration fully justified in rescuing a possibly unique piece.