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Argyles & Sauceboats

Antique Silver Argyles, Sauceboats and Pap Boats are receptacles for serving sauces and gravy.

The Antique Silver Argyle is a gravy-warmer similar in shape to a covered coffee pot. The gravy is kept warm by various means. It is named after John Campbell (1723-1806), the fifth Duke of Argyll who hated the way that gravy arrived cold to the table from his kitchens at Inverary Castle during the cold Scottish winters. Argyles were produced up until the Victorian period in both silver and Sheffield plate. They are very rare and only a limited number now survive.

The Antique Silver Sauceboat first made its appearance in the early 1700’s. The original form had two lips, one at each end, with two scroll handles and a spreading foot. This was quickly followed by the single lip form and by the 1740s nearly all examples had the traditional three feet. Usually oval, they were very occasionally octagonal or circular, and were originally intended for cold sauces.

The Antique Silver Pap Boat was originally used as a shallow feeding dish for a child or invalid. These appeared circa 1710 and fell out of manufacture about 120 years later. With their smooth elegant shape, they make ideal servers for sauce.

Antique Silver Tureens. Small sized covered tureens appeared circa 1760 and were used to serve sauces and gravy. The lid /cover helped to keep the contents warm.

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Argyles & Sauceboats

Antique Silver Argyles, Sauceboats and Pap Boats are receptacles for serving sauces and gravy.

The Antique Silver Argyle is a gravy-warmer similar in shape to a covered coffee pot. The gravy is kept warm by various means. It is named after John Campbell (1723-1806), the fifth Duke of Argyll who hated the way that gravy arrived cold to the table from his kitchens at Inverary Castle during the cold Scottish winters. Argyles were produced up until the Victorian period in both silver and Sheffield plate. They are very rare and only a limited number now survive.

The Antique Silver Sauceboat first made its appearance in the early 1700’s. The original form had two lips, one at each end, with two scroll handles and a spreading foot. This was quickly followed by the single lip form and by the 1740s nearly all examples had the traditional three feet. Usually oval, they were very occasionally octagonal or circular, and were originally intended for cold sauces.

The Antique Silver Pap Boat was originally used as a shallow feeding dish for a child or invalid. These appeared circa 1710 and fell out of manufacture about 120 years later. With their smooth elegant shape, they make ideal servers for sauce.

Antique Silver Tureens. Small sized covered tureens appeared circa 1760 and were used to serve sauces and gravy. The lid /cover helped to keep the contents warm.

  • 1732

    Edward Feline

    8626 George II Silver Sauce Boats

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    A rare pair of antique sterling silver sauceboats having a plain circular shape on an oval pedestal foot. Single lip. Extremely large and heavy weight. This is a very early date for a silver sauceboat, the first were introduced into England in circa 1715 and had a double lip, the single lipped boats started to appear circa 1730. An unusual feature is the model lion head at the top of the handle. Each jug has a hand engraved crest of a ship to one side, a lion crest to the other side. Good colour. Each contains 450 ml. Weight of pair 1070 grams, 34.4 troy ounces. Height 14 cms (to top of handle). Bowl width 12 cms. Spread 19.5 cms. London 1732. Maker Edward Feline.

  • 1733

    Edward Cornock

    9725 George II Silver Pap Boat

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    A nice little antique silver bowl with the plain styling typical for this period. Suitable as a small sauceboat.Owners initials engraved to the base. Weight 67 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Height 2.8cm. Spread 11cm. London 1733. Maker probably Ed Cornoch. Sterling silver.

  • 1739

    William Garrard

    9665 George II Silver Pap Boat

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    A charming little antique silver feeding bowl with the plain styling typical for this period. Suitable as a small sauceboat. Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Height 3.5cm. Spread 10cm. London 1739. Maker William Garrard.

  • 1740

    Paul de Lamerie

    9690 George II Cream Boat by Paul de Lamerie

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    A superb antique silver cream jug made by the celebrated 18th century Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie. A fine piece of exuberant rococo silver of naturalistic design incorporating boldly cast figural images, foliage, fruit and flowers. Very heavy and sits well in the hand. The shaped oval body stands on 3 shell feet with curious face masks and scrolling leaf terminals. The handle is formed as 2 intertwined snakes and attached to the body by a large flower rosette. Below the pouring lip is another face mask and the crest of an arm and sword. Both sides have a large applied decorative panel on a matted background. Weight 212 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 9.4cm (to top of handle). Spread 12.4cm. Width 7cm. London 1740. Maker Paul de Lamerie.

  • 1743

    Thomas Whipham

    8987 George II Silver Sauce Boats

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    A large and chunky pair of antique sterling silver sauceboats with the typical classic shape and raised scroll handle of the period. Each is decorated with flowers and scrolls on a hatched bas relief and to the front is a large hand engraved armorial. A nice detail is the prick detail to the tops of the feet. Weight of pair 617 grams, 19.8 troy ounces. Scratchweight 20=15. Spread 17.8 cms. Height 11 cms (to top of handle), 8.3 cms (to lip). London 1743. Maker Thomas Whipham

  • 1749

    Isaac Cookson

    9743 George II Silver Sauceboat

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    English provincial silver. A sturdy antique silver sauce boat, or cream boat, with typical classic shape and plain styling of the period. Dainty size and good weight. Owners initials inscribed below. Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Spread 14.5 cm. Height 13.5 cm (to top of handle). Newcastle 1749. Maker Isaac Cookson. Sterling silver.

  • 1752

    John Spackman II

    8586 George II Silver Sauce Boats

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    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver sauceboats with typical classic shape and plain styling of the period. Each with a hand engraved crest to one side. Good colour. Each contains 450 ml. Weight of pair 643 grams, 20.6 troy ounces. Spread 17 cms. Height 12.5 cms (to top of handle). London 1752. Maker John Spackman II

  • 1755

    William Skeen

    8007 George II Silver Sauce Boats.

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    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver sauceboats with typical classic shape and plain styling of the period. Each with a hand engraved crest to one side. Very good weight and large size. Weight of pair 768 grams, 24.6 troy ounces. Spread 20 cms. Height 13.5 cms (to top of handle), 10 cms (to lip). London 1755. Maker William Skeen.

  • 1763

    William & John Deane

    9272 George III Antique Silver Sauce Boats

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    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver sauceboats with typical classic shape and plain styling of the period. Uninscribed. Good weight. Total weight 558 grams, 17.9 troy ounces. Spread 17 cm. Height 11 cm (to top of handle). London 1763. Maker William & John Deane.

  • 1764

    William Tuite

    8960 George III Silver Sauceboat

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    An exceptional antique sterling silver sauce jug with decorative cast feet and large armorial engraved to one side. Fine quality and extremely heavy gauge silver. Weight 563 grams, 18.1 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Spread from lip to tip of handle 21.5 cms. London 1764. Maker William Tuite.

  • 1764

    Thomas Heming

    8159 George III Silver Sauceboats

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    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver sauceboats with classic plain style typical of the period. With a broad band of gadroon edging, acanthus leaf handle and sitting on chunky shell feet. Each with a hand engraved crest to one side. Very good weight and large size. Each contains 330 ml. Total weight of pair 757 grams, 24.3 troy ounces. Spread 21 cms. Height 12.6 cms (to top of handle). Width 10.25 cms. London 1764. Maker Thomas Heming.

  • Circa 1767

     

    8874 George III Silver Sauceboat

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    A handsome antique sterling silver sauceboat with classic plain style typical of the period. Very good weight and large size. With a broad band of gadroon edging, shaped handle and sitting on chunky shell feet. To the front there is a hand engraved crest. Weight 474 grams, 15.2 troy ounces. Spread 22 cms. Height 14 cms (to top of handle). London circa 1767/68. Makers mark indistinct.
    Makes a good matched pair with #8873.

  • 1773

     

    8873 George III Silver Sauceboat

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    A handsome antique sterling silver sauceboat with classic plain style typical of the period. With a broad band of gadroon edging, shaped handle and sitting on chunky shell feet. To the front there is a hand engraved crest. Very good weight and large size. Weight 441 grams, 14.1 troy ounces. Spread 20.5 cms. Height 14 cms (to top of handle). Width 10 cms. London 1773. Makers mark indistinct.

  • 1774

     

    8996 George III Silver Argyle

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    A classic style antique silver gravy jug with shaped waisted sides and bead borders. It has an exterior flap and double skin warming chamber – very rare design with an internal pipe which transports the hot water from the filler to the double skin base. Hand engraved armorial to the front. Capacity 200 ml. Weight 316 grams, 10.1 troy ounces. Height 15 cms. Spread 14 cms. London 1774. Maker mark unidentified – looks like “J.H”.

  • 1776

    John Bennett

    6257 George III Silver Argyle

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    A classic style antique sterling silver gravy jug with vase shape on a pedestal foot. With an exterior flap and double skin warming chamber. Lovely plain style with a crest and motto engraved to to the front. Bead borders and pull off lid. Weight 385 grams, 12.3 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Spread 19 cms. London 1776. Maker John Bennett.

  • 1779

    Thomas Heming

    7377 George III Silver Sauce Tureens

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    An excellent quality pair of antique sterling silver tureens of small size. With classic boat shape and bead borders these lovely tureens have an entwined leaf design to both tops and covers and engraved crests to the front. Gilded inside. Beautifully made with a small piece cut for the serving ladle. Weight 1447 grams, 46.5 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Spread 25 cms. Top edge 18.25 x 10.5 cms. London 1779. Maker Thomas Heming.

  • 1802

    Paul Storr

    7373 Georgian Silver Sauce Tureens by Paul Storr

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    A fine pair of antique sterling silver tureens. Elegant plain styling and oval boat shape with gadroon borders and ring handles. The bases have a hand engraved crest to the front of the foot. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Weight 1403 grams, 45.1 troy ounces. Height 18cm. Spread 24cm. Tureen rim 17 x 11.5cm. London 1802. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1805 - 1806

    John Emes

    5829 Georgian Silver Argyle

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    A classic style antique sterling silver gravy jug with vase shape on a pedestal foot. Lovely plain style with a crest of a cat holding a flag engraved to both front and lid. With pull off lid and a central heating chamber. Capacity just a little under half a pint. Weight 457 grams, 14.7 troy ounces. Height 16 cms. All pieces hallmarked London 1805/6. Maker John Emes.

  • 1809

    William King

    8932 Georgian Silver Pap Boat

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    A charming little antique silver jug with an embossed rim to the top. The decorative raised section at one end has the figure of a pig’s head. Weight 71 grams, 2.2 troy ounces. Height 4 cms. Top measures 14 cms x 7.5 cms. London 1809. Maker William King.

  • 1811

    Thomas Robins

    6717 Pair of Georgian Silver Sauce Tureens with the Royal Windsor Coat of Arms

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    An exceptionally fine pair of antique sterling silver sauce tureens of oval form on shaped claw feet. The quality and gauge of silver needs to be seen to be believed. Each tureen is decorated with broad shell and gadroon borders and the shell motif is repeated on the handles and feet. Engraved to both sides of each tureen there is a large hand engraved armorial and to each top there’s a double engraved crest. Motto “Je me fie en dieu”. These are the arms of the Windsor family, the royal house of Great Britain. Weight 2599 grams, 83.5 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms. Spread 24 cms. Length 19 cms. Width 13.5 cms. The lids are numbered 2 and 3, so they are part of a larger set, London 1811. Maker Thomas Robins, known for his good quality dinner wares.

  • 1814

    Robert Gray & Son

    9841 Antique Silver Serving Boat

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    A very useful little antique silver jug of plain design. Suitable as a small sauceboat. Weight 65 grams, 2 troy ounces. Height 2.8cm. Length 16cm. Width 6.1cm. Edinburgh 1814. Maker Robert Gray & Son.

    Literature. The antique silver pap boat was originally used as a shallow feeding dish for a child or invalid. These appeared circa 1710 and fell out of manufacture about 120 years later. With their smooth elegant shape, they make ideal servers for sauce.

  • 1823

    Robert Garrard II

    9457 Antique Silver Sauceboats

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    A magnificent pair of sterling silver sauceboats by Robert Garrard with broad gadroon borders and lions paw feet. Exceptional quality and weight. Each has a hand engraved crest below the pouring lip. Although an identical pair one is slightly larger than the other. Weight 531 and 663 grams, 38 troy ounces. Height 13/13.7cm. Spread 20.8/21.5cm. Top 16.8×10.7/17.6×11.5cm. London 1823. Maker Robert Garrard II.

  • 1824

    Thomas Ross

    8616 Pair of Antique Silver Gravy Jugs

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    A fine pair of heavy gauge silver sauce boats with deep relief decoration of flowers and foliage and a cast foot. Original bright gilding. Each has, on the front side, a hand engraved hunting horn with initials and under the pouring lip, a man’s face mask. London 1824. Maker Thomas Ross.

  • 1825

    William Brown

    9828 Antique Silver Serving Boat

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    A very useful little antique silver jug with a band of flower and foliate decoration all round. Suitable as a small sauceboat. Weight 79 grams, 2.5 troy ounces. Height 4cm. Length 11.5cm. Width 7cm. London 1825. Maker William Brown.

  • 1828

    Emes & Barnard

    6599 Antique Silver Argyle

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    An attractive antique sterling silver gravy jug with plain straight sided style and gadroon border. Engraved crest to the front. With pull off lid and a central heating chamber. Weight 446 grams, 14.3 cms. Height 13.25 cms. Spread 19.5 cms. Diameter 8.5 cms. London 1828. Maker Emes & Barnard.

  • 1831

    Charles Fox

    10159 William IV Antique Silver Butter Dish

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    A fantastic antique silver covered dish on stand with the top finial modelled as a cow. Super large size, suitable not only as a butter or cream dish, but also as a sauce tureen or for serving desserts. The dish, of reeded form, has a hand chased scalloped decoration resembling leaves interspersed with flower heads. The underplate has a presentation inscription dated 1833. Weight 852 grams, 27.3 troy ounces. Height 14.5cm. Diameter 20cm (base), 16.6cm (top). London 1831. Maker Charles Fox II. Sterling silver.

  • 1832

    John‚ Henry & Charles Lias

    6849 Pair of Antique Silver Gravy Jugs

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    A fine pair of heavy gauge silver sauce boats with thick gadroon borders, fancy shaped handle and broad decorative shell feet. Lovely chunky design. Both with a hand engraved crest and motto to the front. London 1832. Maker John, Henry & Charles Lias.

  • 1832

    William Eaton

    8016 Georgian Silver Argyle

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    A classic style antique sterling silver gravy jug with a pull off lid and original plaited cane handle. Lovely plain style and pear shaped form. It has an exterior flap and double skin warming chamber. Hand engraved crest to the front. Capacity 250 ml. Weight 400 grams, 12.8 troy ounces. Height 15 cms. London 1832. Maker William Eaton.

  • 1862

    Elkington

    9810 Antique Silver Sauceboats

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    An elegant pair of antique silver sauceboats with beaded borders. The bright cut engraving is particularly attractive. Each gravy jug has a hand engraved crest to the front of a gentleman holding a scythe. Weight (of both) 423 grams, 13.6 troy ounces. Spread 17.8cm. Height 9cm/11cm. Birmingham 1862. Maker Elkington & Co. Sterling silver.

  • 1867

    George Fox

    9648 Antique Silver Duck

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    A collector’s item. A Victorian silver novelty cream boat in the form of a duck with finely engraved feather decoration. Original gilt interior, the beak and eyes are also gilded. Excellent quality and heavy weight. This delightful piece was originally intended for serving cream or sauce however it would be equally suited for use with dried flowers or as a dressing table tidy etc. Weight 120 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Length 12 cm. Height 7 cm. London 1867. Maker George Fox.

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