A Lowestoft soft paste porcelain moulded sauceboat, hand painted in underglaze blue with the Fisherman and leaning rock pattern, C1765-68.
The sauceboat measures 18.9cm in length including the handle and stands 10.4cm high at the top of the thumb rest.
The sauceboat is in good condition with only a chip to the thumb rest, this has caused some staining to the paste. There is an underglaze chip to the rim, and a firing crack to the foot, and one to the base inside the foot rim and kiln speckling to the glaze from manufacture.
An Example of this pattern can be found on page 180 of “British porcelain sauceboats of the 18th century”, by Nicholas Panes. If you would like a copy it available here British porcelain sauceboats of the 18th century by Nicholas Panes
An example was sold at Bonhams in May 2018, part of a lot of 3 items. Fisherman and leaning rock pattern sold at Bonhams