Antique French silver sterling silver sauceboat dating from 1840.
It is 7” (18 cms) high to the top of the handle and the attached tray is 11” (28 cms) long x 7 1/2” (19 cms) wide making a large and imposing sauce boat that would look impressive in any setting.
It has an exceptional handle that swirls up in a leaf pattern with the body of the sauce boat being covered with embossed flowers and leaves and with a blank cartouche on both sides.
This is an elegant piece and it carries the French Minerva head silver mark and the Makers stamp for Pierre Queille who worked at 70 Rue du Faubourg Monmartre in Paris France between the years 1834-1846.
It would be ideal as a sauce boat or gravy boat it is truly superb quality and style and weighs 794 grams or 25.5 troy ounces.
It is in excellent original condition with no repairs or damage and our silversmith has simply cleaned and polished it to bring it back to its original glory.