A graceful gravy or sauce boat in the Cable body style manufactured by the English firm of Thomas Furnival & Sons. The black Royal Arms mark on the underside reads Thomas Furnival & Sons, Trade Mark, England.
The glaze is a gleaming white and the copper lustre tea leaves and decoration are bright and shiny. Free of chips, cracks, flakes, discoloration, and restoration. There is a 1” hairline along the top side of the foot. Crazing, which is common to ironstone, is present.
The Cable body style was very popular in the 1870s and 1880s. This gravy boat has practical appeal as well as desirability for collectors and may be used to serve gravies, sauces, and salad dressings. 5” tall to the top of the pour spout.