1108 - A Derbyshire sauceboat c 1775, possibly Wirksworth
The attribution is tentative though the printed decoration matches a group of teawares attributed to Wirksworth. This low sauceboat has a basketweave pattern embossed on the rim and was once attributed to Caughley and later to Church Gresley in Derbyshire by Geoffrey Godden, who owned it. Those who doubt this attribution could point to the shape of the sauceboat which is closer to those used in pearlware of the 1790s.
A great rareity still awaiting confirmation of its home. In excellent condition, 19 cms long.
Illustrated in my book, British Porcelain Sauceboats of the 18th Century, Figs. 170 and 171.