Vintage Mayhill Federalist Ironstone Gravyboat circa 1960s-1970s
Graceful sculptured rim recaptures an Early American pewter design with a high-gloss finish. (Sears advertisement for Mayhill Federalist dishware, 1972)
One of Sears' most popular brands of dishware during the 1960s and 1970s, Federalist ironstone came in three colors - white, yellow, and blue floral. Adaptable, attractive, and appropriate for a variety of serving situations from rustic to elegant, Federalist's scalloped edges and simple embossed lines helped make mealtimes a feast for both the eyes and the belly. While the actual dishes were made overseas in Japan, Federalist Ironstone became a true American classic thanks to Sears. An expensive but necessary luxury, they offered this dinnerware in 45-piece sets (service for 8!) for $54.97 in 1972 which is equivalent to about $388 today.
Once part of that original ensemble, this pretty gravy boat was part of the blue floral pattern known as Mayhill Federalist. Containing the classic Federalist lines and four swags of blue cabbage rose bouquets, this little charmer fits right in with your mismatched blue and white dishware collection or as an accessory piece for your existing Mayhill collection.
Highly collectible today, Federalist Ironstone in any of its three colors represents a timeless vintage style that is simple, effortless and beautiful. In addition to use as a gravy server, vintage boats like this also make beautiful planters, vases and catch-alls for kitchen odds and ends.
- Mayhill pattern
- Marked on the bottom with the pattern name and manufacturer
In gorgeous vintage condition. There are no chips, cracks or staining. Very light crazing throughout.
Measures 7.25" inches in length (handle to spout) x 3.5" inches (width) x 3.25" inches (height) and weighs
Create a gorgeous collection on your kitchen shelves by pairing this gravy boat with these vintage blue and white dishes.