French antique ironstone duck sauce boat


First quarter 20th Century

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2015
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Small French antique white ironstone gravy or sauce boat, unique style to the Bordeaux area. This one is shaped like a duck, but they do come in other variations. I have heard two theories by the locals of Bordeaux, about why they are this shape. The first theory is that they were used for a speciality red wine based duck sauce and each person would have a individual sauce boat. The second explanation is that a speciality red wine was put in the container and would be poured into the mouth directly from the spout. This is a lovely antique example, it has age related tea staining and crazing to the glaze - see photos.

height 8 cm, length 19 cm, or approx 3" x 8"


  • H: 8cm (3.15in)
  • W: 19cm (7.48in)


First quarter 20th Century

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