Gravy Boat, Buffalo China, Restaurant Ware, U. S Quartermasters Corps, Rope and Loop Pattern, Long and Narrow, White, 1942
A wonderful long narrow gravy boat by Buffalo China. It has a rope and loop pattern embossed near the handle on both sides and was made for the United State Quartermaster Corps. It is white and was made in 1942 according to its date code. This is restaurant ware so it is very heavy.
The United States Army Quartermaster Corps, formerly the Quartermaster Department, is a Sustainment, formerly combat service support, branch of the United States Army.
The Buffalo Pottery Company was established in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. It was an offshoot of the Larkin Soap Company, which was founded in 1875. John Larkin and Elbert Hubbard conceived Buffalo Pottery to make dishes that could be purchased with certificates from Larkin Soap. Buffalo Pottery produced many different kinds of pottery for commercial use in hotels and railroad dining cars, as well as art pottery that is popular with antique collectors.
10 inches in length
3 inches in width
This is a vintage gravy boat in great condition. It has one chip type of mark on its handle. (See Photo #4). The rest of the boat has no chips, cracks, or crazing. This is restaurant ware and was designed to be roughly handled, functional, as well as beautiful.
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'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
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FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.