This classic antique English Ironstone gravy (or sauce) boat is a large one, ready to serve a tasty treat for the whole family! In traditional creamy white, it is in superb condition and wonderfully clean - ready to go right onto your table, or it would be a fine addition to any collection. I have had it in mine for years, but now it needs to find another appreciative home.
Made by John Maddock of Burslem, England, the stamp on the underside dates it to approximately 1906. (This mark includes "& Co." Earlier and later marks used "& Sons.") The nearly illegible word in the uppermost banner is ROYAL, which is hard to make out because it was poorly stamped when it was made.
CONDITION is superb: Bright and clean with NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs. There is NO crazing and NO staining. The only fault we can find is a manufacturer flaw (cosmetic - not damage) : See our picture with the red > showing where there is a very small surface impression, apparently made in the surface of the pottery while it was firing in the kiln. The blue > shows a spot of stray blue color under the glaze. We mention these because they "are there."
A fine addition to any collection!
Antique 1906 Ironstone China Maddock & Co. Large Gravy or Sauce Boat Burslem England