Vintage International Silver silverplate Gravy Boat or Sauce Boat with attached under plate (drip plate), in very good condition, cleaned and polished, in I.S.'s EARLY AMERICAN pattern - ready to use! This fine silver gravy boat measures 8" long, 5.5" wide, stands 3" high at the curved ends and weighs 12.6 ounces.. Very good condition with no dings, dents, scratches or gouges. Very light surface marks from use inside of the gravy boat. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season!
A bit of History of the Silver Gravy Boat and Sauce Boat - During the elaborate Victorian dinner, many courses called for gravy or sauce. The silversmith made a variety of shapes and forms designed to serve all types of gravies and sauces. The typical silver and silverplate gravy boat can be described as an elongated pitcher with a handle.
Most silver plated gravy boats have a separate tray, but many are simply one-piece, a tray and pitcher either molded or soldered together. Each style has its advantages. Sauce boats are smaller than gravy boats. Many boats originally had a matching gravy or sauce ladle, depending upon the vessel and the contents that it was to serve. Some boats have feet in the form of shells or scrolls, while other stand on a simple applied foot or pedestal base.
No silverplate wear or loss noted inside or out. Touchmarked on the base with INTERNATIONAL SILVER, IS's logo, EARLY AMERICAN and the pattern number of 2116. This is a fine example of International Silver's silverplate work, and few of these gravy boats are available in this condition.
A2042 - Vintage SILVERPLATE Gravy Boat Sauce Boat w/ attached Under Plate - Early American