Fiesta® Sauce Boats (Gravy Boats) (Post 1986)Sauce Boat Production: - Present
by Steve Labinski
"Gravy boats and does eat oats,
and little lambs eat ivy.
A kid will eat gravy too,
Sauce for the Goose
The 12 1/2 " sauce boat (gravy boat) has been one of the constants in the Fiesta line, going all the way back to 1937, the first year of production. Production continued until . When Fiesta returned in , it was part of the original set of pieces available. It's been produced in every color, both vintage and Post86 (although there was no official production of it in sapphire blue.) This was also one of the few pieces that made it's way into the Amberstone, Casualstone and Ironstone lines without alteration.
Properly identifying the gray and turquoise sauceboats can be confusing. Look for the raised "H" on newer pieces that might be confusing to original colors, like Pearl Gray vs. vintage gray.
The Post86 Sauce Boat is item number 486. (It's original item number during the vintage run was 719. It holds 18-1/2 ounces.
HLC has produced these in all of the post-86 colors, except Sapphire. They are typically carried in stock at the department stores, and on Macys.com.
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