Learn about Sauce Boat

Sauce boats, also called gravy boats, are a small jug form object used for serving sauces and gravy as indicated by the name. They were made in silver, silver plate or ceramics became fashionable in the early 18th century. Early suaceboats were usually plain and of oval shape, with a solid oval foot.. In the later Georgian period they became more elaborate, with the metal examples decorated with chasing and engraving, and a three-footed base, and sometimes available in pairs. Ceramic suaceboats were often part of a dinner service, and some of the ceramic sauceboats have an attached plate, its purpose being to catch drips and dribbles.
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A Chinese dinner set, decorated with florals, sacred bats, sacred objects, in polychrome on a white ground with gilded embellishment, comprising six dinner plates, four luncheon plates, 12 side plates, an ashette, a large lidded tureen, four serving bowls,

A Chinese porcelain sauce boat, 18th century, decorated in under-glaze blue and over-glaze enamels, the interior painted with a scholar and lady in a garden scene, the exterior with floral scrolls, 16.6 x 10 cm

Export ware gravy boat silver helmet shape decorated in underglaze blue

A Chinese porcelain part dinner service, goldfish decorated with gilt highlights, comprising five dinner plates, six side plates, two ashettes, two lidded tureens, two sauce boats on trays with spoons and a part tea service of nine pieces

A Chinese export dinner service in the 'famille-verte' palette, circa 1910 (44). A Chinese export dinner service in the 'famille-verte' palette, circa 1910 decorated with roosters and birds in a garden landscape, comprising eight dinner plates, eight soup

Four Chinese blue & white porcelain items, including covered box, late Ming; & three pickle/sauce dishes. Private collection, Sydney. Depth 7.5 cm (box)

Chinese export Kangxi-style blue and white partial dinner service, 19th century, including: seven dinner plates, fourteen side plates, two large plates, four deep plates, eight soup plates, one tureen, three graduated oval platters, one gravy boat, one spo

A 19th century Chinese two handled export porcelain lidded sauce tureen on dish. All painted in green enamel with dragons amongst bands of clouds. Width 19 cm

Imperial quality Chinese porcelain sauce dish, covered in a rich mustard yellow glaze, the underside bearing a Tongzhi reign mark. Some expected wear to the cavetto. Comes in later fitted box. Diameter 11 cm

Chinese porcelain sauce dish, encased within a wood frame for use as an ash tray, no obvious faults. Diameter (of dish) 8 cm

Chinese export porcelain sauce dish, decorated in underglaze blue internally with four fish, the outside with Batavian cafe-au-lait glaze and a two character mark. Good condition. Diameter 10 cm

Small Chinese porcelain stemmed sauce dish, decorated with Kraak style floral panels, no glaze on the foot. Diameter 8 cm

Early Chinese porcelain sauce dish, decorated with a central fish in the biscuit. Recessed foot. Natural crazing. Diameter 12 cm

A Cantonese arboreal shaped jug, a waste bowl. Together with two Cantonese plates, a Cantonese famille verte plate, cylindrical box and cover, helmet shaped gravy boat and spoon, each enamelled and painted panels of butterflies and further insects amongst

8th century pea green Chinese bowls. 8 cm high, 16 cm wide. Together with a Chinese pottery, vase, sauce pot, and two pots plus others. 14 cm to 6 cm high.

An 18th century Chinese Export ware porcelain gravy boat, of silver shape, ovoid with scalloped rim, decorated in underglaze blue to the interior with a 'Willow pattern' landscape, the exterior with a diaper and floral pattern border, numerous glaze frits

Selection of antique Chinese porcelain, blanc de chine figure group, porcelain cylinder brush pot, sauce dish etc (4)

Massive and quite rare antique Chinese porcelain meat platter decorated in Canton famille rose enamels with the rose medallion design; alternating panels of birds, butterflies, flowers with mountain river scenes, heavily gilded around a central medallion,

Rare 18th century Chinese armorial lidded sauce tureen with pig's head handles, decorated with floral sprays and a dotted purple ribbon band. Both lid and base each bearing two armorials, with the motto Prorege et Populo (Lord Lieutenant and the people). H

A 'Famille-Rose' Chinese export 'Armorial' part dinner service, early 19th century, comprising a canted rectangular tureen with cover and stand, an oval soup tureen with cover, a sauce boat and stand, one oval dish, two small oval dishes, eight dinner plat

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