Item Number: #636
Approximate Size: 6¾” L – 5″ W
Production Dates: 1938-1958
The Fostoria American Sauce Boat is a lovely piece. When it is seen without the Sauce Boat Plate, it can sometimes cause confusion for collectors. They aren’t quite sure what it is, nor the intended purpose of the dish. The American pattern did not produce an item called a Gravy Boat; however, the Sauce Boat serves that same purpose – and for other sauces as well. The Sauce Boat and the Sauce Boat Plate were offered separately (and as a set) by the Fostoria Glass Company, so it is possible to have one without the other. When used together; however, they serve any type of dinner sauce with style and grace.
The design in the center of the boat and plate are the same, showcasing 24 petals and/or rays. The reason they fit so perfectly, and are almost identical in appearance, is because both the Sauce Boat and Sauce Plate were made from the very same mould.
The Sauce Boat items are not as common as the American plates and glasses. Even so, they managed to be produced for twenty years … and you can still find them. If you are interested in learning more about current availability and pricing, please click the following sponsored link for Sauce Boats/Plates on eBay.