Mayer China Company was started in 1881 by Joseph Mayer in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. They started by making a variety of items but by 1915 started to exclusively make hotel ware.
This is a small gravy boat or creamer that was produced in 1964 by Mayer China. It is white ironstone china with a band of black and a wider band of red decoration. It is marked on the bottom: Mayer China, Beaver Falls, PA., U.S.A., Patented 364, and the number 12 off to the side.
It is almost 7 1/4 inches in length and across the top it is about 2 inches wide. The base is about 2 1/2 inches in length and 2 inches in width.
There is some wear on the bottom. There is a couple of small spots on the rim where there are black marks, it's hard to tell if it's under the glaze or not. There is also a small spot on the rim that looks like a chip, but it happened during the production of this piece because the glaze covers it. We are unable to find any chips, cracks or crazing on this piece.
Please see the photos for a closer look.