Generously proportioned, heavy sterling silver sauce boat, made for Sanborns in Mexico City, mid 20th century.
Trademarked Sanborns Mexico Sterling, D.F Hecho en Mexico (Distrito Federal, the federal district of Mexico City and made in Mexico) and the eagle symbol 22.
Sanborns opened as a pharmacy in 1903 by two American brothers from California, Walter and Frank Sanborn. By the 1920s the business had evolved into a luxury restaurant, confectionery and gift shop. Throughout the 20th century jewellery, fine gifts and table wares were made exclusively for Sanborns to retail.
8 1/2” (21.6cm) by 4” (10.2cm), 3 1/2” (8.9cm) high.