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Meissen Sauce Boat

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Dates Circa 1820
14.00cm high (5.51 inches high)
33.00cm wide (12.99 inches wide)
Medium Porcelain
Origin Germany
Description An extremely rare Meissen sauce boat or 'sauciere als Schiff', in biscuit porcelain, modelled in the shape of a imaginary Egyptian boat after Giovanni Battista Piranesi and edged with burnished gold. It is moulded with emperors, eagles, bulls and dogs heads, signs of the zodiac, flowers and coiled ropes all highlighted with a matt gold. The spout is fashioned in the shape of a snarling hound and the handle terminates in a curved eagles head.
Condition Tiny graze to edge of one foot re-gilded