This is a fine 19th Century French .950 Silver Sauce Boat, in the "Regence" style, with richly engraved and hand chased décor. Most likely produced in Paris between 1870-1890. It is in excellent original condition.
The sauce boat features an attached, but removable Under Tray...to catch those possible drips of sauce or gravy, making it "drip proof" !! The scroll feet are firmly attached to the tray by the original silver "wing nuts" on the bottom (see Photo).
The size is approx. 10"long x 7"wide x 4"tall..and is in excellent original condition. The weight is approx. 21 troy oz.....it is marked wit the Minerva Head for silver, and an indiscernible marker's mark along with an "H" and the number "15052" on the bottom.
The sauce boat is mounted with cast scroll handles and feet, in a Rococo Style, along with a heavy molded border surround the under tray and the Boat itself.
A beautiful piece of antique French Sterling, that will hold all sorts of sauces, gravies, and even a beautiful red cranberry relish for the Holidays!!