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A Superb set of Four Sauceboats

A Set of Four George III Sauce Boats
 
Silver
London 1818-19
Maker’s mark of Paul Storr for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell
Length: 8.75 in
Height: 4.4375 in
Weight: 115 oz
 
These elaborately chased sauceboats from the Dean Street workshop in 1818-19 are in total contrast to the studied classicism of most of Rundell’s silver during the Regency period. A growing interest in the rococo and its naturalistic decoration would find its full flowering in the 1820s.

Provenance

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Development Trust, sale Christie’s London, 23 December 1983, lot 179

Literature

Christie’s Review Season 1984
Michael Clayton, Christie’s Pictorial History of English and American Silver, Oxford, 1985
The Glory of the Goldsmith – Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, Christie’s London, 1989

Exhibitions

Royal Goldsmith’s: The Art of Rundell & Bridge 1797-1843, London, 14 June – 1 July 2005

A Superb set of Four Sauceboats Reference: DT17.56.3