Also Called :
Salad Bowls, Fruit Bowls
Early 19th Century to Early 20th Century
Price Range :
Left to Right:
9 3/8″ x 9 3/4″ x 5″ high
9 5/8″ x 9 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ high
9 1/2″ x 9 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ high
9 3/8″ x 9 3/8″ x 4 1/2″ high
Left to Right: 3 lbs. 11 oz.—–3 lbs. 14 oz.—–2 lbs. 7 oz.—–2 lbs. 13 oz.
Left to Right:
Litchfield County Auction, CT-2006
Rago Auction Gallery, Lambertville, NJ-2012
Description: These Cut Corner Salad Bowls are probably the most decorative and popular of all Canton forms and they are common. They probably were made from the eariiest period into the 20th Century. They are quite uniform in size although not always exactly square. Sometimes 3/8″ off square and 1/4″ in height. Used to display fruit, to serve salads and maybe soup they are very useful. They have beautiful large scalloped rims with both shallow and deep cut corners. Every bowl has a rain cloud border inside and a Canton scene in the bottom as well as two complete scenes on the outsides.
WARNING!!–MODERN REPRODUCTIONS OF THIS COMMON SALAD BOWL ARE BEING SOLD IN THE U. S. (2/2013)(JL)
Pictured separately (the last 2 pictures) is a reproduction bowl. This one is easy to identify because of these characteristics: its extra large size (11 1/4″ x 11 1/2″ x 5 5/8″ high), heavier weight (4 lbs. 1 oz.), the bottom scene has a blue ring around it (the others do not), the outside surfaces shows scratches (maybe due to a softer glaze, none of the others do) and the outside bottom has no imperfections (the others do). Not always will it be so easy to tell that others are reproductions.