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Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:46 pm
by Laurie.Ontario
The marks on this Georgian sauce boat are so worn that I don't even know if the photo is right side up or not. Still, if someone recognizes even the first mark in the row that will be a start. I've looked at hundreds of Georgian sauce boats on line and haven't found one that is exactly like it. Thanks, Laurie.

PS: This is my first time posting. I hope I've done the photos correctly; when I preview the post, they're not visible.

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<a href="http://s265.photobucket.com/user/lg1066/media/Sales/Georgian%20sauce%20boat%201.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii208/lg1066/Sales/Georgian%20sauce%20boat%201.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Georgian sauce boat 1.jpg"/></a>


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<a href="http://s265.photobucket.com/user/lg1066/media/Sales/Georgian%20sauce%20boat%202.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii208/lg1066/Sales/Georgian%20sauce%20boat%202.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Georgian sauce boat 2.jpg"/></a>

Re: Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:08 pm
by dognose
Hi Laurie,

Please try again with the images, if you cannot see them, then neither can we.

The below should help you:

How to Add Images

Posting Requirements

and: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42199

http://www.tinypic.com is recommended. Embedded images get a far greater response than just posting links or thumbnails.

Trev.

Re: Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:52 pm
by Laurie.Ontario
Thanks, Trev. I've tried again using TinyPic. Here they are:

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Re: Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:45 pm
by dognose
Hi Laurie,

Good job with the images and a very nice item.

It would be good to read the thoughts of others, but it appears to be John Pollock, London 1754.

See: viewtopic.php?f=74&t=34756&p=89964&hilit=pollock#p89964

Trev.

Re: Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:40 pm
by SteveDWollongong
Hi Guys,

I have cropped and rotated so hallmarks are easier to view. In this one the makers mark is upside down:

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and here is the makers mark:

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Closely examining all the marks, they corroborate each other ie the London 't' of 1754, correct cartouche for the leopards head and lion respectively. The "P" initial in the makers mark is very distinctive and what can be seen of the first letter indeed matches with the expected "J" for John Pollock.

So, in my humble opinion, I'd say Trev nailed it with John Pollock, London, 1754.

Cheers,
Steve

Re: Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:48 pm
by Laurie.Ontario
Brilliant! Thanks very much to you both. Laurie.

Re: Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:10 am
by Laurie.Ontario
Hello. Me again. I've been researching sauce boats on line and see that they almost always come in pairs. Does anyone know why? I haven't been able to find the answer to this question.

Re: Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:15 pm
by AG2012
Hi,
Table set ``Service à la Française`` (all dishes served at the same time).
Two sauce boats are shown with red arrows.
Let`s have in mind they did not eat delivered pizza slices and Chinese takeaway.
Regards
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Re: Help to ID Marks on Georgian Sauce Boat

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:41 pm
by Laurie.Ontario
Oh! Hadn't heard of this before. All my dinner parties are in English (ha ha). Thanks.