Bough Pots are vases that hold cut flowers. They are very rare and, unfortunately, we do not have a picture of an original one or know the exact dimensions of them. However, a picture of a pair is on page 241 of Herbert Schiffer’s 1975 book. The bough pots have a flared top with a square middle section on a stepped base. They are very elaborately decorated with Canton scene panels on four sides and rope like twisted handles on two sides. There are berries or buds on vines all over the pots.
All Canton Forms Gallery
This is the largest gallery in the Museum as it contains over 215 Canton forms. They are grouped into 43 categories listed on the left side of these pages. To find a form, simply click on the category which you think contains what you are looking for or you may go from page to page as the forms are listed alphabetically or you may use the search function at the top of each page. If you cannot find a form you are looking for or you have any questions you may contact us directly in the Contact Section.
The Museum is always interested if you have a form or a variation not in the Museum. There are a few unique and very rare forms listed that still do not have pictures. Again, contact us if you can be of help to the museum. Thank you.