French faience sauce boat, Marsaille, c.1725
French faience sauce boat, of squat boat shape with gadrooned exterior, with two very small loop handles to the sides, painted inside in blue with a broad scrolling foliage border and a central flowerhead. Attributed to Marsaille,
small rim chip repaired
Ref. Fournier, Faience et Porcelaine de Marsaille, p24 for similar decoration, p56 for a similar sauceboat. This form is a distinctive French shape, made at numerous factories in the early 18th century.