10 Easy Pieces: Simple Gravy Boats by

Issue 99 · Crowd Control · November 21, 2013

10 Easy Pieces: Simple Gravy Boats

Issue 99 · Crowd Control · November 21, 2013

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.

Martha Stewart at Macy's gravy boat

Above: Graceful and balanced, Martha Stewart's gravy boat is the closest I've found to the classic antique version. Available at Macy's; $15.

Pillivuyt gravy boat with warming base, Remodelista

Above: A slightly more contemporary take, this French-made porcelain gravy boat by Pillivuyt comes with a warming base that holds a tea light candle. Available at Williams-Sonoma; $79.95.

west elm gravy boat, Remodelista

Above: Even more modern, West Elm's black stoneware gravy boat is currently on sale; $9.

Luigi Bormioli gravy boat, Remodelista

Above: Another traditional option at a reasonable price, Luigi Bormioli's gravy boat is available at Bed, Bath and Beyond; $14.99.

Porcelain Sauce Boat Food 52 Remodelista

Above: The Revol Porcelain Sauce Boat from France is $65 from Provisions at Food 52 (it's an exclusive).

Heath Ceramic Pouring bowl, Remodelista  

Above: Heath Ceramic's versatile pouring bowl goes beyond the Thanksgiving table; $135.

LSA Sauce Boat Remodelista

Above: LSA DIne Sauce Boat with Oak Stand £32 from John Lewis, the Gravy Boat and Oak Plate; $69 from Lekker Home.

conran for wedgwood gravy boat; Remodelista

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, and Beyond; $89.99.

Noritake White Gravy Boat Remodelista

Above: The Noritake Colorwave Gravy Boat is $44.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Eva Zeisel gravy boat, Remodelista

Above: For mid-century fans, Crate and Barrel has brought back Eva Zeisel's Classic Century Sauce Boat first introduced in 1952; $49.95.

Antique Ironstone gravy boat, Remodelista

Above: My favorite is still a good old-fashioned Antique Ironstone Pitcher, like this one from Little Kitten Vintage; $26. Fortunately there are many such pourers to be found on Etsy

N.B. Looking for more details for your Thanksgiving table? Check out DIY: A Thanksgiving Centerpiece (for Under $10), and Alexa's tips for Elevating the Napkin.

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