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Blue Onion Sauce Dish

This is a great sauce / gravy boat dish made by Meissen in the mid 19th century. It has a very different shape and design than most sauce boats one finds - some of this type are labeled fett & mager on the two sides meaning fatty and lean. It has a spout on either side and depending out of which side you would pour the gravy you would either get the fatty top layer or the supposedly leaner bottom layer. This one here only has one handle but there is also one designed with two. It still has its original lid to it with a nice pinecone finial. This one here is decorated with their famous blue onion design without the swords in the stalk part so a nice early version. A bit of blue trim and the lid has a nice design along the edge with three flowers on top and the blue painted finial in the center. A very nice looking piece especially in this shape and it is really hard to find as well! The sauciere is in great condition with a dent along the edge of the lid from when it was made and a rough area along the edge of the main body also from when it was made with maybe the thinnest of chips in the center of that area but I think that is also original to it. The set displays perfectly! It is about 4.75 inches tall, the lid has a diameter of 4.5 inches. The main body is about 4.375 inches in diameter and the handle sticks out about an inch from the main body as do the spouts. The piece is marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark as well as the incised model number as shown. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $599
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