Development of so-called Littler’s blue ware, a salt-glazed stoneware with the addition of cobalt to the glaze, is credited to Aaron Wedgwood and William Littler (who were brothers-in-law), though other potters produced similar wares. They were noted for their hard, glossy surfaces and rich, deep-blue color.


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Maker
English
Title
Sauceboat
Date
c. 1750–1760
Medium
White salt-glazed stoneware with cobalt (Littler’s blue)
Dimensions
2 3/4 × 8 × 4 1/2 in. (7 × 20.3 × 11.4 cm)
Credit Line

The Bayou Bend Collection, museum purchase funded by the Carol Jean and Michael Moehlman Endowment Fund

Current Location
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
CERAMICS STUDY ROOM
Accession Number
B.2018.6
Classification
Ceramics
Provenance

Vernon Roberts, England; [Sotheby & Co., London, Fine Old English Pottery and Porcelain, property Wallace Elliot, Valleywood Place, Chobham, Surrey, England, May 24, 1938, lot 93]; [D. M. P. & Manheim, London]; Harriet Carlton Goldweitz, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (1922–2010), by 1984; consigned to [Sotheby's, New York, Important English Pottery: The Harriet Carlton Goldweitz Collection, January 20, 2006, sale NO8159, lot 121]; purchased by [Jonathan Horne, London]; [Sampson and Horne, London]; purchased by Mrs. Henry H. Weldon (June Weldon, 1922–2010), New York; by inheritance to anonymous heirs; consigned to [Leo Kaplan Ltd., New York]; purchased by MFAH, 2018.