This elegant dinnerware was created in 1974 by Robert Haviland and C. Parlon in collaboration with the then French Prime Minister and is based on a Japanese design. It exists in two versions green and rust. The Matignon-Green pattern is the official china of the French prime minister and is frequently used for formal dining whilst entertaining Ambassadors and Heads of States in the Hotel Matignon which is the official Prime Minister's Palace in Paris. This sauce boat is the Matignon-Rust version which was introduced in 1993. Note it is not the gravy boat. The gravy has double pouring spouts and an attached stand. The sauce boat has a strap handle and no underplate. It is an exquisite design executed in rust enamel with gold highlights. This is world class porcelain. The sauce boat is approximately 7 1/4" long not including the handle and it is 3 3/8" tall to the top of the spout. It is marked on the reverse with Haviland-Parlon factory logo as shown. It was used sparingly if at all. There are no cracks, chips, repairs, or trim wear. We are offering free shipping for our continental U.S. clients. Shipping and insurance for others will vary by location. We have been in business for 30 years. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We have almost 100 pieces of this pattern in stock.