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Officer's Mess Gravy boat


A silver plated officer's mess gravy boat made by William Bruford & Son in 1961. 

This well-proportioned, well-balanced and beautifully designed gravy boat is a joy to use and is the making of a good meal.  Our vintage silver-plated EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver) dinner ware is both good-looking and functional, and its renewed popularity make it a stylish addition on today’s table. It's broad arrow mark located on its underside (see image) designates its military origins.


The broad arrow mark came about after the Public Store Act of 1875 applied the symbol to all metal objects supplied or issued by the War Office.  The arrow can be found on metal boxes, flatware, musical instruments, medical tools, all manner of military equipment, and silver plated items supplied to the officer’s mess.

Length 22cm Width 11cm Height 10cm

Country of origin: UK

Date of manufacture: hallmark 1961

Maker: William Bruford & Son

Material: electro-plated silver nickel

Condition: excellent considering its 60 years of service, with some very fine marks to the finish - yet nothing untoward.