c. 1880 La Francaise Flow Blue Gravy Boat - Pretty!
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Sold Date: 05/18/2011
Channel: Online Auction
I recently acquired a nice lot of 19th century to early 20th century Flow Blue and transferware pieces. Win multiple items and I'll happily combine shipping charges to $ave you $ome money$$$!!!Item: Flow Blue Handled Gravy Boat Date: c. 1880 Maker: Unknown Pattern: La Francaise, Semi Vitreous, A5 (form) Size: 8" long, 3 1/2" tall Prominent Colors: White with Flow Blue styling around the lip and handle, gold floral accents Attributes/Key Words: Aesthetic Movement, Flowers, White porcelain General Condition Report: Regarding all of the pieces - in many cases, the applied gold is worn partially or completely missing. Most pieces have crazing and some have minor bruising to the underside, not a big deal in my opinion. Anything that is worth reporting, I have taken additional close-up photographs, and reported below. I think these would all be fine additions to any collection. This particular piece: The floral accents are applied gold. Not a lot of gold accent, but I would say it is 80% in tact; losses not terribly detrimental. This piece has NO chips, nicks, cracks, or crazing. Simply elegant. Overall Condition: Very Good Weighs 11 ounces unboxed, will ship at 1 to 2 pounds. Please see shipping tab for rates and methods. California residents to pay applicable sales tax. International bidders welcome! Please see shipping tab for rates. NOTE: If you live in or near San Francisco, you are welcome to pick up or I can deliver for a nominal charge. And your satisfaction is always guaranteed! If not as advertised, simply return to me within 7 days for a full refund of your purchase price. Thanks for shopping a Sophie and Smedley auction! Sellers: Get your own map today. Simple."
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