Very pretty mid 18th century Derby porcelain sauceboat moulded with wrapped leaves with shaped rim. A stalk handle spirals round in a loop to join the body at one side. Dainty applied flower and leaf decoration either side of the handle and a large shaped flower bud to the right side. All painted in shades of pink and puce enamels with flowers and foliage and with gilded highlights. A puce and gilded floral band runs around the rim. Unmarked.
Please see Derby Porcelain The Golden Years 1750-1770 by D.G. Rice, plate 128 and Derby Porcelain by F. Brayshaw Gilhespy plate 31 for similar examples.
It measures 6 7/8" (17.5cm) long, 3 3/4" (9.5cm) wide and 4 1/2" (11.5cm) high.
Condition is excellent with no damage or restoration and very light surface wear.
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