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
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 rare marked period Imperial sauce dish covered in an egg yolk yellow glaze and bearing the reign mark of the last emporor Xuantong (Almost invisible professional restoration). Comes with a later fitted box. Diameter 11 cm
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
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
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
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
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
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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