January 04, 2011

Saucy Sauceboats

We have accumulated quite a collection of Sauceboats. Also called gravy boats, they were a necessity on the table of rich and poor alike.

Here are a few fresh ones, including tinglaze (faience) and porcelain examples: the two far left are French tinglaze pottery, early and mid 18th century: the rear one is Chinese Export, famille rose c.1760: the blue & white in the center is Worcester c.1755: the second from the right is La Courtille, Paris, c.1780, and the one at the far right is Marcolini Meissen also from the 1780's.