At my grandmother's Thanksgiving table, gravy issued forth from the mouth of a Dansk fish. It was perfect for her, but I'm in the market for something a little more traditional (and less "animalian"). And so I've been trolling all over in search of the ideal gravy boat. Here are my best finds.
Above: Graceful and balanced, Martha Stewart's Whiteware Gravy Boat is the closest I've found to the classic antique version. Available at Macy's for $10.99.
Above: A slightly more contemporary take, this French-made porcelain Gravy Boat with Warming Base by Pillivuyt comes with a warming base that holds a tea light candle. Available at Williams-Sonoma for $63.96.
Above: The Pouring Bowl from Heath Ceramics in available in a matte white or a glossy Matisse blue glaze; $145.
Above: The Revol Porcelain Sauce Boat from France is $65 from Provisions at Food52.
Above: LSA Dine Sauce Boat with Oak Stand is £32 ($48) from John Lewis.
Above: Leave it to Jasper Conran to adapt the classic porcelain gravy boat for the modern world. The Wedgwood Jasper Conran Gravy Boat is available at Bed, Bath & Beyond; $89.99.
Above: The Marin White Gravy Boat has some freeform elements to its shape; $19.95 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: The Noritake Colorwave Gravy Boat is $44.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Above: For midcentury fans, Crate & Barrel has brought back Eva Zeisel's Classic Century Sauce Boat first introduced in 1952; $24.97 in-store only at Crate & Barrel.
Above: My favorite is still a good old-fashioned antique ironstone pitcher; fortunately, there are many such pourers to be found on Etsy.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 21, 2013, as part of our Crowd Control issue.