Vintage Individual Gravy Boat - Clarice Cliff Royal Staffordshire Tonquin Pattern circa 1940s
HAVING A LITTLE FUN AT MY WORK DOESN'T MAKE ME ANY LESS OF AN ARTIST. CLARICE CLIFF
Pass the gravy, please! Or don't. Thanks to this miniature individual-sized gravy boat made by Royal Staffordshire, the gravy never has to leave your place setting.
Made in England between the 1940s and 1950s, by noteworthy British ceramic artist Clarice Cliff (1899-1972), this boat features the Tonquin pattern - a gorgeous pastoral transferware scene complete with a house, a lake, a sailboat, and a bevy of flowers and trees. The Tonquin pattern came in a multitude of different colors including, red, blue, black, plum, and this chocolate brown shade which is especially lovely for the Thanksgiving table and everyone's favorite gravy recipe.
Clarice Cliff (1899-1972) was a legend in the pottery industry from the 1920s to the 1960s. Designing hundreds of eclectic pieces that were admired by collectors the world over, she was considered one of the most remarkable ceramic artists of the 20th century. Most admired for her whimsical art deco style designs, Clarice's work is revered not only for her artistic merit but also for her passion to find beauty in shapes, colors and designs that were considered very unusual in relation to other kitchenwares produced during her lifetime.
- Miniature gravy boat for individual use
- Tonquin pattern
- Bright, crisp, clear transferware
- Stamped on bottom with makers mark and pattern name
In gorgeous condition. There are no chips, cracks or crazing. The glaze is very shiny and the boat very clean with no spots or staining.
Measures 5.5" inches (length spot to handle) x 1.25" inches (width) x 3" inches (height) and weighs 4 oz.
Can a dish inspire some friendly competition? You bet! If you like to compete during the holidays with other cooks in your family or friend circle for the most delicious gravy of the year, why not make this boat the trophy for the winner of the best batch? As someone who always appreciated a good time, we think Clarice would totally approve of such fun in the kitchen.