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Vintage Silverplate Pedestal GRAVY BOAT SAUCE BOAT
Ornate Floral Handle
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Vintage silverplate GRAVY BOAT or SAUCE BOAT on a pedestal base with an ornate floral handle and a traditional gravy boat shape.  Extremely good condition with no silverplate loss or wear.  A small spot of discoloration is noted on the inside of the gravy boat, a tiny "nick" is noted on the top edge of the gravy boat and another noted on the base.

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.

This vintage pedestal base silverplate gravy boat or sauce boat measures 7.5" x 3.75" wide, 4.25" high at the pouring lip of the gravy boat, 4.75" tall at the ornate scroll and floral handle, weighs 10.6 ounces and is unmarked as to maker.

A2370 - Vintage Silverplate Pedestal GRAVY BOAT SAUCE BOAT Ornate Floral Handle
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