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Sauceboat with Quail

Date: c.1730-1740; decorated in England c.1740-1750
Overall: 8.8 x 23.5 cm (3 7/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium: Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Credit Line: The Macdonald Collection
Origin:China, Jiangxi, Jingdezhen
Object number: G07.18.1
DescriptionChinese export single-handled silver-shaped sauceboat. It was later enamelled in England in the Kakiemon style with various motifs. These include two quail with a quail chick, blossoming prunus tree, a crane in flight above a blue kylin, and two red dragons on the interior flanking a central green lizard medallion.