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J and G Meakin England Sol Shape Elmhurst Gravy Boat
The bright fall colors of this J&G Meakin "Elmhurst" gravy boat will look lovely on your Thanksgiving table! This Sol Shape Gravy Boat was made sometime between 1912 and 1963. This pattern, Elmhurst, features a large bright yellow-orange flower, set off by vivid blue blossoms and bright green leaves. There is a stippled blue rim band, intersected by a small black square with a red center, and the foot, rim, and handle are trimmed in gold.
On a creamy white background this pretty gravy measures 7-3/4 inches from handle to spout, by 2-3/4 inches wide. It is 2-1/2 inches tall, and stands on a 3-1/4 by 2-1/4 inch foot.
The mark is the black sunrise "SOL" underglaze backstamp that was first introduced in 1912 and used until 1963. This mark consists of the rising sun complete with eyes. "Regd 'SOL' 391413" arcs over the rays of the sun, and "J&G MEAKIN/England" is stamped just beneath the horizon.
There is a 4 mm chip on the underside of the corner of the foot that does show on the front and does not effect stability. There is wear on the gold, especially on the lip and the top of the handle, and a few wear marks in the design itself that do not detract from its vivid beauty.
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