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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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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