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~FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES~

Where You Will Find Beautiful and Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques from France
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++THIS ITEM IS RESERVED AT OUR SEPT./OCT. SALE PRICE++THANK YOU++

Antique French Porcelain Sauce Boat in White with the Head of a Mythical Beast
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It is this kind of thing that marks the memory of a child. Always she will remember that on Sundays the gravy at grandmother's house was served from a wonderful old sauce boat with a funny animals head...

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This is a beautiful old French sauce boat (or 'Sauciere' in French), in a classic shape and made of a quality porcelain that suggests it was likely made in the late 1800s at Limoges in one of the many factories operating there at the time. This one has a beautifully molded handle in the shape of the head of a mythical beast and it sits on a saucer...which is quite unusual. More often than not, one piece or the other of the set was broken or lost. Sometimes these old porcelain pieces will have a makers mark, sometimes not. This piece which is unmarked has one small 'flaw', a tiny 'line 'at the base which occurred in the kiln when this piece was made..so that it is not a 'crack' but a 'faut de cuisson' the French say...a fault of the firing. I think this piece has the look of a lovely and elegant old lady all in soft creamy white.

To my mind, one might choose this fine thing as an embodiment of 'grace' of form. It seems to me to be perfect in its proportions with no decoration beyond the charming beasts' head which serves as the handle and a bit of embossed decoration on the saucer.


This piece including the saucer stands 7 1/2 inches high and measures 10 inches across.

A truly charming and elegantly 'old-fashioned' piece...and 'So French.'

Our Etsy #0459

Price: $95.00 ++RESERVED AT SEPT./OCT 10% OFF SALE PRICE+++THANK YOU++
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Shipping from France for this item will be $27.50 to anywhere in the world. Your parcel will be professionally packed. Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.
This will be less than our actual shipping cost.

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Also we have a large stock of French vintage linens, baby clothes, Christening gowns, nightgowns, bed linens, table linens. Ask us if you are looking for something special.

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RESERVED FOR LORETTA Antique French Porcelain Sauce Boat in White Graceful and Elegant w Dragon Head

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: porcelain
  • Ships worldwide from Theil, France
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  • Favorited by: 12 people