You'll fall in love with the romantic Marlene Lace pattern on this Floral Rim Gravy Boat by Paden City Potteries. "Marlene Lace" consists of fancy tan scrolls topping the decoration of pink and blue pastel flowers and green leaves. Matching scrolls are also woven into the trailing florals. The foot, ring handle, and inner and outer bands of the rim are decorated with gold trim. Originally made in two different shapes, this gravy has the decoration on the top of a rim that is gently angled inward. There is a slightly raised, embossed spout and a ring handle.
While the Marlene Lace pattern was discontinued in 1958, this particular shape is found with patterns discontinued as early as 1939, indicating this gravy was likely made in the 30s or 40s.
This cream colored sauceboat measures 8-1/2 inches long by 4 inches wide and 3-1/4 inches high.
There is no mark, but I have had matching pieces listed with marks for identification.
There is discoloration at the bottom near the spout. This spot is an oval shape measuring about 2 inches long, and it is on the inside and outside of the piece. This is not crazed, and is fairly light and not very noticeable. There is wear on the foot, and minor wear on the gold. (The ribbon in the picture has been removed.)