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A Medievalist’s Viewing Guide to “Game of Thrones,” Season 4

Chess Problem (detail) from Book of Chess Problems, late 14th century.  Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment, 9 ¾ x 6 5/8 in. (24.8 x 16.8 cm). Ms. Ludwig XV 15, fol. 97
Chess Problem (detail) from Book of Chess Problems, late 14th century. Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment, 9 ¾ x 6 5/8 in. (24.8 x 16.8 cm). Ms. Ludwig XV 15, fol. 97

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      This is called a sauceboat.

      Well, this is actually two pieces. A sauceboat (lined in gilt silver) and a flowing leafy stand.

      In the 1700s, strict eating rituals known as service à la française and the rise in popularity of soups and stews meant that intricate designs for liquid-holding vessels such as this were in demand.

      02/01/15

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