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Gravy boat

American
about 1934
Designed by Don Schreckengost (American, born in 1911), Manufactured by Salem China Company (founded in 1898)


Object Place: Salem, Ohio

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 14.6 x 11.1 cm (2 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2005.250a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white glaze and painted decoration

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Round body with flaring straight sides and flaring round footrim; Spout forms triangle opposite the “v”-shaped handle. Whtie glaze is embellished with orange/red stripes on outside of handle and exterior of body, one half inch down from rim; interior has two playing card symbols, “club” and “diamond” opposite each other, near rim.

Markings

Stamped in silver:
Circular design with "THE SALEM CHINA CO..SALEM, OHIO" surrounding a circle divided horizontally into 3 parts, the top and bottom of which have 4 dots.
Below:
"Made in
[line]
America"
Below in freehand:
"S-4435"

Provenance

Brett Angell; gift to MFA 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell