Also Called :

Sauce Boats, Nut Dishes, Low Gravy Boats

Rarity :


Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$110. to $175.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

4″ wide x 7 1/4″ long (incl. handle) x 2 1/2″ high

3 7/8″ wide x 7 3/4″ long (incl. handle) x 2″ high

3 1/4″ wide x 7 5/8″ long (incl. handle) x 1 7/8″ high

Weight :

Left to Right:

9 oz.——-8 oz.——-7 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right: 

Sotheby’s, NYC-1965

James Julia Auction, ME-2012

Celeste Koster, NY-1969

Availability :


Description: These three gravy/sauce boats are similar but there are physical and decorative differences. They are approximately the same size. The left boat has 5 very shallow scallops on each side of the rim and it is wider than the others.  The other two have pronounced tall scallops. The far right boat has 2 circling thin lines in the interior and the design takes up more space. All three have the rain cloud border on the outside and all the bottoms are glazed. The first two have loop handles and the third has an almost circular handle. I have not seen particular stands associated with these boats and that is why a good case can be made that they are nut dishes.

These are scarce but not rare boats

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