Also Called :
Oval Gravy Tureens
Mid to Late 19th Century
Price Range :
Bottom: 5 5/8″ wide x 8 1/4″ long (handles) x 3 5/8″ high; Top: 4 7/8″ wide x 6 1/8″ long x 2 1/4″ high; Total Height: 5 7/8″
Total Weight: 2 lbs. 1 oz.; Top: 8 oz.; Bottom: 1 lb. 9 oz.
Description: This is a rare gravy tureen. It is oval or oblong in shape and is a mirror image of its much larger brother the Oval Soup Tureen. The tureen is distinguished by its twisted handles and mushroom knob (sometimes called “Passion Flower” knobs). The top has a stepped up shape, is decorated with 4 leaves radiating outward from the knobs and has the rain cloud border. The insides are not decorated. The Canton scene is on the top and on both sides. The bottom is glazed. This example has “CHINA” on the bottom which indicates it was made after 1890.
This gravy tureen is not illustrated in the books but the larger soup tureens are illustrated on page 219 of Herbert Schiffer’s 1975 book and in Jane Wilson’s 1977 booklet on page 45.